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Is there a minimum or maximum number for godparents?

The minimum number of godparents is three, two of the same sex and at least one of the opposite sex ...

Do parents have to be baptized?

There is no requirement for the parents to be baptized. But they should feel able to support the child in ...

Can I baptize a child from a family who lives outside the parish?

Yes. You must seek the goodwill of the family’s parish priest before you perform the baptism in your parish.

Is there a minimum age for godparents?

There isn’t a minimum age, but the chosen godparent must be mature enough to understand the responsibilities they are taking ...

Is there any way we can accept godparents who are not baptized?

Godparents must have been baptized. They should normally also have been confirmed but the vicar has a discretion to dispense with ...