Marquesate (marquesate) wrote in little_details,

Baptism in the Anglican church from godparent view

My protagonist becomes godfather to his ex-wife's daughter. The novel takes place in Britain and his ex-wife has her baptised in the Anglican church (Church of England). I have found information about the actual baptism i.e. the wording of what parents and godparents have to say, etc. However, this doesn't help me so much, because I need to describe what happens from the godfather's point of view and I want to explore his feelings. Does he hold the infant at any time? Does he actually have to 'do' anything other than confirming verbally? What does it feel like to stand there at the baptismal fountain and give one's word to take care of that child if need be.

I'm not Anglican and have never been at a Baptism. In case anyone on this community has been at a baptism or, even better, is a godparent I'd be immensely grateful if they could describe what it was like. Thank you.
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