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    Smile Christening when the parents are not

    Hello

    I have a question regarding Christening of our little girl Imogen - as my Husband and I are both not Christened can we still have our daughter Christened or do one or both of us have to be Christened as well.

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    Hayley

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    Hayley

    It all depends on the church that you would like to have you kids christened. Generally priest/churches prefer you to be a member of that church. There are however other alternatives like a naming ceremony which celebrants can officiate at. They are very beautiful as you would normally have more input into the ceremony than what you would at a church service ( I hope I am not offending any christians).
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    My understanding is that most churches will christen your child whether you are a member or not, as it is about the child, not about you. However, the religious ceremonies normally involve a commitment to raise the child in that faith, and if you aren't of that faith, it may be a little pointless for you. The best idea is to chat to the local priest or minister of the church you are thinking of and see what they think - most of them aren't out to "convert" you. If it is of concern to you and your husband you could always look at a whole family ceremony where you all get christened together?! Or look into the non-religious options like naming ceremonies.


 

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