Can parents be godparents?

In some situations, finding three baptized godparents can be difficult. It’s possible for parents to step in as godparents – this page explains what is required in this case.

To ensure a child will have three godparents, it is possible for one or both of the parents to be godparents, so long as they are christened themselves.

If both parents are godparents, then just one additional godparent will be required for the service to make up the minimum of three.

If you’re struggling to find godparents, talk to your vicar who would be pleased to advise.

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