05/04/2016

How will you celebrate #GodparentSunday

The first ever Sunday to celebrate the unique role of godparents will take place on 1st May 2016. This is a great opportunity to invite recent baptism families to come along with godparents to a special service, but is also a chance to get all those in the congregation who are godparents or godchildren involved too.

Godparents really matter to families
Godparents’ Sunday is a response to research undertaken on behalf of Archbishops’ Council looking at parent’s real experiences and expectations around the baptism of their child. One of the biggest findings of the research was that godparents really matter to families.
 
In fact, 91% of parents gave having godparents as a reason for wanting to have their child baptized at a christening. Godparents are part of family life for all the years ahead, a relationship that will last into adulthood and beyond.
So setting apart a Sunday to celebrate and pray for this special relationship is a great opportunity to share with families and ask for God’s blessing on godparents and godchildren everywhere.
 
The ChurchHub website has resources to help create a great day of welcome and celebration, including posters, invitations, liturgy, prayers and hymns, badges, banners and bunting.

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Please share any church events you are planning on social media using the #GodparentSunday hashtag so we can share stories and photos of events on the day.