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Rules in Poland about Christening - can Church of England be godparent?


niusia
21 Nov 2011 #1
Hello can someone please help me. My husband and I want to Christen our baby in Poland. The Godfather will be Roman Catholic, but the Godmother we have chosen is Church of England. Will she be allowed to be Godmother or not? She has been Christened herself.
pip 10 | 1,661
21 Nov 2011 #2
you shouldn't have a problem, however, the best idea is to get in contact with the parish priest- he will tell you what you need to know.
smurf 39 | 1,981
21 Nov 2011 #3
but the Godmother we have chosen is Church of England

well, in the eyes of Polish God, who is a far more vindictive & cranky so-and-so that the more hippy, long bearded Santa-like other God, this will be nothing other than treason. And he will have Rydzyk & potato man Jarek & their band of merry geriatrics beating down your door. :P

Have a good one!
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
21 Nov 2011 #4
She has been Christened herself.

In theory that should be fine, but in practice it won't be. Perhaps check with the relevant Diocesan office. Or have the christening done in a Protestant church.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
21 Nov 2011 #5
When I stood Godfather the priest didn't ask for documents. The child's mother had told him I was a baptised Catholic (true) and that was enough. He did a nifty disappearing trick with the banknote I slipped him. As far as I know, the GPs should be RC, but you should be alright if you're willing to be economical with the truth. After all, priests are.
g60edition 6 | 175
21 Nov 2011 #6
My wife and I had our daughter christened last month in Poland and both God parents had to be Catholic.May be it depends on the priest of the church bit his reasons were they had to be Catholic so they could give our daughter guidance in the Catholic way.Im not a Catholic I'm COE so I thought it to be a bit strange.

We had to provide him with our wedding cert

[quote=teflcat]He did a nifty disappearing trick with the banknote I slipped him.

Did you not ask for a reciept ;-)
Ironside 48 | 9,844
21 Nov 2011 #7
You lot keep me wondering - why the heck you even bother to go to all those troubles and expenses to take part in the Church ceremony?

What make you tick? Your own hypocrisy ?

well,

ah and a sad clown - you are not funny, you should work on it!
Wroclaw Boy
21 Nov 2011 #8
He did a nifty disappearing trick with the banknote I slipped him.

That was me expeience as well, im a Godfather in Poland and not catholic, religious or nada.
Ironside 48 | 9,844
21 Nov 2011 #9
That was me expeience as well,

you goons should have had hand him monies in the envelope.
croggers 7 | 109
2 Dec 2011 #10
Yeah it's fine. I had my daughter ( catholic ) christened in Poland and my brother ( C.O.E ) is her Godfather, just needed his passport.


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