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Godparent query

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~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 27 Jul 2013 16:59

I was christened in 1967 and my godparents were named...That was in parish records for Brighton, Sussex...

Jules x


*.*mag*nolia*.* Report 27 Jul 2013 13:22

thank you all for your latest replies.

I have done some digging on line and now found where the baptism records are just means a journey sometime !



DazedConfused Report 27 Jul 2013 12:42

A word of advice from my own personal experience.

If you do find the church in question has a website and a phone number. I would recommend phoning first.

I have sent numerous emails to many different churches around the country and very few ever reply. But a phone call always comes up trumps. As does a letter with a s.a.e.

I think many churches have got websites, but that in many instances the people who deal with the enquiries are often not that good with computers. ;-)

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 26 Jul 2013 16:23

I have seen filmed records in a main library, where godparents were named.
This was for 1980s / 1990s if I recall and was only one particular church on Romney Marsh, Kent.
Other filmed records seen have not included those details, but I agree they will have been logged at the church, at the time.



Cynthia Report 26 Jul 2013 16:17

Maggie, if you don't live near the church where you were baptised, they possibly have a website which would give you contact details. As Reggie says, the Godparents should be named in their records. Good luck.


ErikaH Report 25 Jul 2013 23:10

As a possible guideline.............

In my Church, I can access my son's baptism record........1970

Earlier family baptisms at the same Church (1948/9) are at the County Records Office

But, of course, it all depends on how busy the Church is................and when the record books become full


*.*mag*nolia*.* Report 25 Jul 2013 22:20

Thanks Reggie, many moons ago I am afraid... so it looks like a visit to the church as there is no-one left to ask

Thanks for your input is appreciated



ErikaH Report 25 Jul 2013 22:15

Depending on how recent your christening was, the record will be either in the Church........or at the County Records Office.

The Godparents should be named


*.*mag*nolia*.* Report 25 Jul 2013 22:08

Oops Patchem , you are quite right of course, harsh as it is

Thanks for the link, will take a look



Nyx Report 25 Jul 2013 22:06

Maggie, just thinking about it I am pretty sure one of my mum's friends was my godmother, but as I knew her all my life as 'auntie' anyway, I never thought of her as 'godmother' so might be worth asking any older family members or friends of your parents?


patchem Report 25 Jul 2013 21:59

This topic was discussed here:

Surely the harsh answer is that if you do not know who they were, they did not do a very good job, and would not want to be reminded of that fact.


Nyx Report 25 Jul 2013 21:53

Yes thanks Maggie, Dan and I are fine. Here's the link to the WG thread, just in case ;-) you're welcome anytime.

I hope someone can help with Godparents, I am racking my brains but though I know I have a baptism card, I think it's only got my mum and dad on it.


*.*mag*nolia*.* Report 25 Jul 2013 21:48

Hi Rose, lovely to hear from you too ! You are correct of course, not been on here for a while, been busy writing poetry.

Stella told me about the group starting up again, in fact I have just told Jan , via email, that I am no longer a

Oh gosh, let me think about it ...okay ? Hope you and Dan are okay Rose...I agree , it has been a long time ! I would love to catch up with everyone, but have so little time, sigh, that's life...

Anyway back to my christening record...can anyone help me ?...actually, it is down to Stella that I write about this query after I read a poem of hers about her beloved godmother...then I wondered who mine were



Nyx Report 25 Jul 2013 21:35

I don't know the answer Maggie, but just wanted to say hello! :-D as I haven't seen you on here for ages, hope all is well with you. Can you be tempted back to the writers group? it's up and running again,

Rose xx


*.*mag*nolia*.* Report 25 Jul 2013 21:21

I have a certificate of my christening. Is there anyway on line that I could find out who my godparents were/are. There is no mention of them, and no-one I can ask. Would there be record in the church ?

Thanks for any replies