Tristan da Cunha Births and Christenings: Baptism of Sophie Swain and Tyler Swain
Sophie Swain and Tyler Swain were baptised on 20th September 2015 at St Joseph's Church, Tristan da Cunha.

Baptism of Sophie Swain and Tyler Swain

in St Joseph's Church on Sunday 20th September
Report and photos from Tina Glass

Scene in front of the altar of St Joseph's Church showing Bishop Monsignor Michael McPartland flanked,
left, by Emma, with baby Tyler Swain, and, right, by Sasha, with baby Sophie Swain following the baptism.
Also in the photo are parents Nicky Swain (left of Emma) and Steve Swain (right of Sasha) with other Godparents.


Baptism of Sophie Swain

Sophie Alice Swain,
born in Cape Town on 7th May,
was baptised on Sunday 20th September
by Monsignor Michael McPartland,
Apostolic Prefect of the Falkland Islands
and the South Atlantic Ocean,
who was making a welcome
return visit to Tristan
to support the
Roman Catholic community
based at St Joseph's Church.

Sophie Swain with her Godparents: Left to right - Kirsty Repetto, Kelly Swain, Cedric Swain, Emma Swain, Leanne Swain,
Steve Swain, Kelly Burns, Sasha Green, Patrick Green, Shane Green, Leon Glass, Jody Squibb, Justin Green and Jason Green.
Absent Rachel Green.

Baptism of Tyler Swain

Tyler Nicholas Barry Swain,
born in Cape Town on 28th April,
was baptised on Sunday 20th September
by Monsignor Michael McPartland,
Apostolic Prefect of the Falkland Islands
and the South Atlantic Ocean,
who was making
a welcome return visit to Tristan
to support the Roman Catholic community
based at St Joseph's Church.

Tyler with his Godparents - left to right: Vanessa Lavarello, Caryn Green, Kelly Burns, Paula Swain,
Andrew Green, Father Nicky Swain, Patrick Green, Mother Emma Swain with Tyler, Simon Glass and Donna Green.
Absent were Rodney Green and Rachel Mawer.