In baptism, we thank God for his gift of life and publicly acknowledge his love.
In the Anglican Church it is common to baptise young children; this is sometimes known as christening.
Baptism is a ‘sacrament’ (holy ritual to symbolise grace) in the Christian tradition that is traced back to Jesus himself being baptized in the river Jordan.
As a godparent, you have a special role. It’s about helping a child to come to know God, encouraging them in their spiritual life and supporting them in their membership of the church.
You will be expected to be attend the child’s baptism, where you will make promises to help to bring them up in the Christian faith.
It’s a role that will develop over time, as your godchild grows up and develops their own faith.