We went to the christening of Fabian's son today. It's been years since the last one - most of our friends either had their children 10 years ago, or have only just started down that route - and I'd forgotten how moving a ceremony it is.
This was a private affair, for friends and family only. The vicar was outstandingly good at explaining the symbolism and reasoning behind the service. As she put it very eloquently, the promises made on behalf of the child are simply to choose good over evil.
It was a privilege to be there.