What is Godparents’ Sunday?

Godparents’ Sunday is a response to research undertaken on behalf of the Archbishops’ Council looking at parents’ real experiences and expectations around the baptism of their child. Godparents are part of family and church life for all the years ahead, a relationship that will last for a lifetime. 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.

How to join in

Explore the different options below from ‘quick-and-easy’ to the ‘full-works’. You can

  • Just pray

    Simply praying for the godchild/godparent relationship during one of your usual services is an easy way to get involved. Download prayers and other resources to help from this page.

  • Pray and invite

    If you’re praying for godparents everywhere, invite baptism families along to join in too. Resources on this page will help.

  • Pray, invite and party

    This may be the year you want to go all-out and give a big, warm welcome to families with a special celebration service and gifts to give away. All that you need to make it extra-special is offered on this page.

  • Pray, invite and keep going

    Godparents’ Sunday could form an important annual event as part of the year-round ministry to families. But it doesn’t have to stop there. Keeping in touch continually throughout the year needn’t be time consuming and there are resources and ideas to help with this too.