It is the theology of the Roman Catholic Church that anyone may baptism: bishop/priest/deacon; religious; lay man/woman whether they are Catholic, non-Catholic Christian, non-Christian believer or atheist. All that is required is the proper intent (to baptise), proper matter (water) and proper form (N. I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit). Of course, anyone is only supposed to do it in an emergency, e.g. the person is not baptised and in imminent danger of death. Under normal circumstances you should take your child to be baptised at the parish church by the parish priest. I am wondering if the Church of England and/or other members of the Anglican Communion allow anyone to baptise. I have never heard it discussed or mentioned. Would I, for example, validly baptise say, an infant, in danger of death if no priest was available. Alternatively, does baptism in the Anglican churches have to be administered by a priest (including bishops)? Can deacons in the Anglican churches baptise? If you know these things vary by church my greatest interest would be in knowing what applies to the Church of England.