We can't choose our family, but we can choose our friends. Godparents are a combination of the two - friends entrusted with a role in a child's life and a part to play in the family. Get it right and it provides the benefits of both. So why is it one of the most scary questions we can be asked? Maybe you have no experience of children, or you are not sure if you are 'religious enough', or perhaps it is simply an uncertainty as to what it means...

What is a godparent?
What does it mean legally?
What do I have to do?
How long does it last?
What qualifications are needed?
How many godparents will there be?