For many Danes it is quite natural to let their child baptize. Even if you are far away from Denmark, it can still be done and even at a Danish church service. Give us a call or send an email to The Danish Church in Sydney and let’s find a date for the baptism. We are happy to do the baptism either in Danish or English.
We offer baptism at our existing Church Services. Before the baptism, we find a time and place for a baptismal conversation, where we go through the practicalities of baptism, the baptismal ritual and what the baptism means.
Birth and name certificate for the child
Baptismal or name certificate for the parents
Parental marriage certificate
You can send the papers by mail or attach them in an email. The papers must reach the church office no later than one week before the baptism and preferably before.
The family must be a member of the Danish Church in Australia.
You must find at least three godparents (and a maximum of five). At least two of the godparents must be present at the baptism itself.
All godparents must be baptized at a Christian baptism that is recognized by Folkekirken. If in doubt, talk to the minister.
The baptism from the Danish Church is not registered in Denmark, so if you move to Denmark, you must go to the Church office with the baptismal certificate you receive on the day of baptism and get the baptism registered.
The great distances in Australia can sometimes make it difficult to make the date of the baptism fit with a scheduled Church Service. In special cases, a home baptism can be arranged. There will be an additional fee and transportation costs (usually we ask for a $50 donation).