Baby socks encourage congregation to pray

Emma Coy, Children and Families Ministry Adviser, Diocese of Guildford

On a visit to a church in our diocese recently, I found a display of baby socks, each with a name label (first name only) and below a notice which read:

“Each sock here celebrates the recent baptism of a child at St Mary’s. Parents have a matching sock at home to remind them of their child’s special Baptism Day. We hope sight of these socks will inspire our whole congregation to welcome these new members of our Christian family with loving thought and prayer for lives blessed by faith in God.”