What is Godparents’ Sunday?

In the past few years, the Life Events team has encouraged churches to celebrate the part that Godparents play in family life and in spiritual journeys.  This year, it’s more important than ever to connect with families and help them celebrate the web of relationships that surround them. This might be in person with outdoor events, or through Zoom – more details will be announced.  But why not make a note of the date, and remind families you know that you will be praying for them particularly at that time – and that you continue to pray for them at this challenging time.

How to join in

Sunday July 11th is the national Godparents’ Sunday date for 2021, but you can set yours for whatever date fits in best with your church calendar, (joining in on the national date simply means your event will benefit from any national campaign publicity too).

July is national picnic month, so this year, the Life Events team is planning a food-and-fun-filled Godparent Sunday. We’ll be developing ideas and resources along this theme regardless of how the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds. Planning far ahead will be difficult, but ideas given here will allow for the varying extent of social contact that may or may not be permitted by then. You can take these ideas and apply them in line with Government guidance, and your own risk assessment, when the time comes.

How will it be different?

  • More free resources for downloading will be developed in addition to a few paid-for printed resources.
  • There will be a range of practical ideas and suggestions from which you can cherry-pick according to the situation.
  • Ideas and resources will not be given all at once but added over time, so please keep checking back here.
  • Prayers can be built into any service online or in person, so take a look at the ‘Just Pray’ ideas below and we’ll bring you more suggestions in the coming months.
  • 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.