Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married and a proud Dad.

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Gassed Tehran, seized Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, pilgrim to Auschwitz, wrote on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, relinquished 12 year Anglican post, baptised 1000's in homes on Mt Snowdon, in circus ring did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses 2 Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated as a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England,Wales,Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers, posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 climbing with sons, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding , invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', harassment conviction,campaigning against child abuse, quashed on appeal, convicted 4 successful blogging 2 stop paedophile. His annual Christmas Lights reported in Daily Telegraph,Sky News, C4 have raised £55,500 for water for 3 Gambian villages. Published "The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog" available on Amazon.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

THANK YOU DIEGO MENTRIDA FOR EXEMPLIFYING THE SPIRIT THAT WILL SAVE THE WORLD

In this increasingly self obsessed world where personal gain, image, advantage and profit appear to rule our choices, how uplifting and inspiring to witness Diego Mentrida's act of unselfish chivalry. Even more heartwarming that for him it was a 'normal' choice, that his upbringing and the club to which he belongs had enshrined within him. Thank you Diego. You have blessed so many of us across the world by what you did.

 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8753177/Spanish-triathlete-shows-incredible-sportsmanship-lets-rival-bronze-medal.html

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."

Saturday, September 19, 2020

HAPPY DAY CLIMBING WITH GABRIEL AND BY THE THAMES

 Such special moments and challenging ones, learning to safely belay my precious youngest at 63!



ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."

Thursday, August 13, 2020

A DAY OF SUCH JOY

OUR FINE OLDER BOYS CELEBRATING DOM'S A LEVEL RESULTS A*, A*, B THAT SECURES HIS FIRST CHOICE UNIVERSITY WHERE HIS BROTHER IS ALREADY READING LAW


OUR FINE YOUNGEST 



Our children are so close, so loving, so remarkable that they fill our home with sunlight every day.

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."



Tuesday, August 11, 2020

MY ANGEL WIFE

 Over twenty years of bliss as a married couple



ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."

THE COMPLETE SET OF HENRY STORIES ARE PUBLISHED TO READ, LISTEN TO OR WATCH

I am thrilled that over the six months of lock down, I have published 32 various combinations of THE TALES OF HENRY THE LOVABLE HEDGEHOG available on Amazon. My stories have been beautifully illustrated by Catherine Daw. I have finally reached the ultimate milestone in the journey, to reach the point where the full volume of 24 stories have been published in a single book. It is one of the achievements in my life of which I am most proud.

We live in a time when the traditional biblical and moral stories, oft used by previous generations have been neglected or found to be lacking in the new inclusive and enlightened understanding with which knowledge has enriched us.

I wanted to write a series of stories that would enshrine the best of our modern insights about what traits, attitudes, approaches and views, convey the best of our aspirations and hopes, to build together loving and fair communities, as part of our journey to establish a peaceful and equitable world.

I have aimed them at young children, but have written them in a style that I intended would engage, please and benefit all ages.

The full volume is available here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TALES-HENRY-LOVABLE-HEDGEHOG-TWENTY-FOUR/dp/B08F8DTR1Q/ref=sr_1_2?crid=IY1COF8RPD0R&dchild=1&keywords=the+tales+of+henry+the+lovable+hedgehog&qid=1597157518&sprefix=the+tales+of+henry%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-2

The various combinations are available here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=the+tales+of+henry+the+lovable+hedgehog&crid=3KUQMFEKC637K&sprefix=the+tales+of+henry%2Caps%2C149&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_18

In addition, I wanted them available in audio-visual form, and so have narrated every story, supported by Catherine Daw's beautiful illustrations, and they are available, free to listen and watch, here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPUUAEb8Ya7K0PiH_ioCipg




ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."


Monday, August 10, 2020

HENRY AND THE HONEY BEES

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoTO5zy_hME

All the present story videos, being added to regularly,  can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPUUAEb8Ya7K0PiH_ioCipg

Stories from 'The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog' , written and narrated by Archbishop Jonathan Blake, beautifully illustrated by Catherine Daw, and available on Amazon. From happy cheekiness and fun stories to those that handle life's sensitivities and ethical issues in an uplifting and inspiring way. Books to be read to younger children who will grow into reading the series themselves. They will become much loved family treasures, satisfying for all ages. A must have series for the thinking, caring and socially concerned family, who want to raise their children to value others and help build a happier, fairer world.



ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."

OUR SIX UNFORGETTABLE MONTHS TOGETHER AS A LOVING FAMILY

 Throughout the pandemic, I have been taking funerals, so I am well aware of the grief and suffering the pandemic has caused, and am deeply sympathetic to those who have lost loved ones  and have done my utmost to bring comfort and love to the families of the bereaved.

However, I wanted to write about another side of the pandemic, that must be recorded.

In March, when the lock down began, something extraordinary happened within our family, mirrored by families across the land. Our precious loved ones came home.

From March until September we have been together.

It has been six months of sheer bliss.

It would never have happened, were it not for the scourge we have faced.

All our beloved family, under one roof, for six months.

Again, I am also aware of the horror that this has caused to some, trapping adults and children in abusive relationships, and exposing them to intolerable pressures, both relational and circumstantial, and I have sought to play my part, in my work and ministry, in supporting those affected adversely.

However, I wanted to write about the other side.

For us, it has been six months of joy.

We have loved being close to one another, delighted in each other’s characters, revelled in the idiosyncrasies of each of our personalities, been blessed by the unique contribution each family member has made, supported each other in the goals we each set ourselves during lock down, and celebrated their attainment, cherished the outings we have shared together, the games we have played, the competitions held, the jokes and the laughter, and appreciated the nightly film club to which we have been committed, each taking a turn to select a film and then all offering their critique afterwards, interrupted inevitably when our children have been out with friends or girlfriends, at the gym, playing basketball, football or the like.

We have experienced a fluid jigsaw of our lives, a blessed community, where the daily ebb and flow of each other’s choices, targets, plans, hopes, fun and worries have all created a gentle rhythm of energy and tranquility that we have all cherished.

Eating together, playing together, relaxing together, and working together over such a prolonged and unexpected period, has been a rare gift in today’s disparate and frenetic world.

In September, University and School will fracture this idyll, but never will we forget this paradisaical time we have shared and ever will we be profoundly grateful for the chance we were given,  for our lives to so enrich each others, just by being able to be together, as a family who love one another.

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."

Thursday, August 06, 2020

TO THE DETECTIVE - "YOU SHOULD FEEL DISGUSTED WITH YOURSELF"

I agree absolutely with Caroline Flack's mother.


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

MY BUCKET LIST

Lying in bed recently, I began to think of the immense privilege I have known to be able to experience so many different things in my life. People often refer to a 'Bucket List', but I have no 'Bucket List' as my life has been so packed with intense and extraordinary experiences, I feel truly blessed. I hope that there are many more things still to do, achieve and experience and am eager always to make the most of every day and be expectant for what tomorrow may bring, but I am also content with what has been, is and may be, and serene in knowing the destiny of my life is in the hands of Love's sweet grace.

The things I have done, been and experienced so far, no doubt not exhaustive, as I keep remembering and adding to it daily!:- 

Ice Cream Van Driver and Ice Cream Seller around Sheffield

Leader of Activity Camps and Activities for Children in Wales

Organiser and Leader of camps for socially deprived children in Sheffield

Organiser of Coach Trips for young people to Zoos and Theatres.

Youth Volunteer in socially deprived areas of Sheffield

Teacher in Sheffield

Hitchhiked and travelled overland from London to Calcutta

On my travels, slept in Swiss mountain forests, under hoardings on Rome station and Assisi station, under a tree on the Pakistan border, in a mud hut in India and in the hills of Thailand and in the open in the then Czechoslovakia.

Ridden a horse, a camel and an elephant.

In my campaigning, slept in a shanty hut on the streets in Bradford and Bexleyheath.

In solidarity with the poor, slept on the floor for 4 years.

A vegetarian for 9 years

Blood Donor, giving tens of pints of blood

Registered for Bone Marrow Donation on the Anthony Nolan Register

Registered for organ donation

Registered to donate my Body to Medical Research

Woman’s Refuge Volunteer in London with the International Voluntary Service

Non-Violent anti-war and anti-corruption Civil Disobedience and Protester

Landscaper Volunteer in the then Czechoslovakia with the Voluntary Services Overseas

Lorry Driver Volunteer in India with Operation Mobilisation

Relief Worker in India with Tear Fund and Tear Craft

Choir Master in India with the Chinese Church in Calcutta

Flood Relief Distributor in India with Operation Mobilisation

Co-worker Volunteer with Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta

Volunteer at the Halfway Rehabilitation Centre in Calcutta

Open Youth Club Leader in Rochester

Actor in Bradford and Derbyshire:         Macbeth in Macbeth

                                                                The voice of Jesus in Bradford City’s Outdoor Passion Play

                                                                Lorenzo in Merchant of Venice

                                                                In Journeys End

Singer in Choirs, Choral Societies and individually

Senior School Winner of the Singing Competition

Youth Coordinator for the World Conference on Religion and Peace, visiting Russia, Kenya, Pakistan, France, Italy, Australia and Switzerland.

Invited to meet Pope John Paul 11, at the Vatican, for my Peace Work

Poet of self-published collection:                     Poems of Loss, Mystery and Gain

Author of 5 adult books: Published:                 For God’s Sake Don’t Go to Church

                                                                          That Old Devil Called God Again

                                             Self-Published:     Be an Awesome Dad

                                                                           Hopes and Aspirations

                                                                           The Diary of a Prisoner of War

Author of 32 children’s books: The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog, beautifully illustrated by Catherine Daw

Founder and Manager of a successful charity shop in Durham, 'The Third World Shop' (the first such shop) housed both in the university and, over one Christmas, in the city centre, selling goods from the developing nations. The shop still trades, now called the 'Just World Shop'.

Stock Purchaser, Window dresser and Shop Designer

Teenage volunteer visitor for the elderly

Student volunteer visitor for those in Mental Health Hospitals

Producer of Musical Medley and Dance Performance for Nursing Homes and a Mental Health Hospital

Student volunteer working with Young People in Care at their Youth Club

Project Leader and Fund Raiser for the Installation of Solar Powered Water Pump Systems for Water Provision to two villages in the Gambia

Smuggler of Christian books and Resources to Christian Communities in the then Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, the then Czechoslovakia, Romania and for the Soviet Union.

Earthquake Relief Volunteer in Udine, Italy, with International Service Overseas

Priest of the Church of England

Bishop of the Open Episcopal Church

Saving 3 people’s lives. A child dying on Howrah Station. A woman dying in the Bengal floods. An elderly man who had fallen in a fire in Wales.

Inter Faith and International Peace Pilgrimage Arranger and Guide, visiting and offering prayers for peace at Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, France, Germany, the then Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, Moscow and Poland.

Director of the Week of Prayer for World Peace

Television, Radio, Press and Media Personality, featured in many programmes and articles

Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church

Independent Minister

Minister for the wedding of Jade Goody and Jack Tweed, covered internationally

Co-founder and President of the Society for Independent Christian Ministry

Co-founder of the Open Episcopal Church

Plumber, fitting/installing radiators, draining and maintaining central heating systems, 6 toilets, bathroom sinks and kitchen sinks showers

Painter and Decorator, external and internal

Significant Funder of T.B. Hospital in Howrah, India.

Non-violent Civil Disobedience Campaigner for Child Protection

Electrician fitting new wiring and new circuit boards, connecting cookers and showers, installing new immersion heaters and hot water tanks.

Builder doing loft conversions, partition walls, door frames and doors, brick walls, ridge tile repairs, plastering, mortaring, guttering, metal and wood fence installing, double glazed window repairs, door and lock repairs.

Labourer digging a Sump Hole, 8’ deep and 10’ in diameter

Fruit Picker

Financial Adviser with the Sun Life of Canada

Motor Mechanic changing gear boxes and brakes, points, spark plugs, filters, points, lights, exhausts, brake fluid, engine oil.

The only Driving Instructor for my two sons, who passed, one the first time.

Drain Cleaner, unblocking Sewers and Drains

Swimming Pool Installer

Swimming Pool Pump and Boiler Installer

Water Quality Technician

Circuit board Repairer

Preacher

Furniture Restorer

Chair Repairer and Upholsterer

Samaritan in Sheffield and Durham, doing day and overnight shifts

Arrested for nailing my '95 Theses' on how to reform the church to becoming a true expression of Christ's Love, to the door of Canterbury Cathedral

Righteous ‘Criminal’ for Anti-War protest, writing a biblical quotation on the Houses of Parliament, protesting about the B52 bombing of young Iraqi recruits

Righteous ‘Criminal’ for Child Protection Campaigning for my continued blogging, despite a Restraining Order, that resulted in the successful prevention of a paedophile gaining responsibility over children

Prisoner of Conscience

Though innocent, arrested 7 times, handcuffed, spent three nights in police cells, transported in Serco prison van, made to shower and go to the toilet watched by police officers while in custody, and victim of police violence

Completed over 240 hours of ‘Community Service’ for my righteous campaigning

Delivery Driver

Counsellor

Relate Marriage Guidance Counsellor in the Medway

First to offer Baptisms at home or any venue, first as a priest to advertise my willingness to conduct Gay Weddings, first to offer marriage ceremonies in any location.

Pioneer of  imaginative services, with Weddings, Baptisms, Namings and Funerals taking place on mountain tops (Mount Snowdon), underwater, in circus rings, in planes, on speed boats, luxury yachts, palaces, the House of Commons, Stately Homes, beaches, orchards, lakesides, castles, Internet cafes, over the internet, clubs, zoos, discos, pubs, private homes, rivers and gardens, in Morocco, Spain, Crete, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Egypt, France, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Orkney, Minorca, Ibiza. 

Conducted the first gay wedding broadcast on This Morning on Prime Time TV, with Richard and Judy hosting, on Valentines Day, 2001

Taken Wedding, Naming and Funeral services for Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus,  Bhuddists, atheists and agnostics

Pioneered Post the Host, posting consecrated bread and wine across the world

Charity Shop Worker with Age Concern and Shelter

Pioneer of Independent Apostolic Ministry

Children’s Adventure Activities Arranger, Leader and Supervisor,  interviewed by police for the use of toy guns and arrested wrongly by police, and released without charge, for taking my children on the house roof, properly supervised and harnessed at all times.

Solicitor representing myself, defending myself in cases arising from my Non-Violent Protesting and Campaigning work and bringing a Crown Court private prosecution against a police officer for violence

Barrister representing myself, defending myself in cases arising from my Non-Violent Protesting and Campaigning work, and successful in defending myself, under high pressure, threatened with prison,  at an alleged breach of bail hearing, and successful at the High Court in my defamation case against Associated Newspapers International

Jury Service and Chair of the Jurors

Campaigner for Equal Marriage, invited to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister and to a reception to meet the Deputy Prime Minister.

Accountant preparing budgets, accounts and tax returns

Gardener

Chef preparing quality cuisine

Architect drawing up plans for extensions and house conversions and submitting plans to the local authority, successfully, for approval

Property Developer

Property Management 

Tree Surgeon

Medical Aid Inventor    - Creating a leg separator during sleep, preventing leg adduction, after hip                                                   surgery

                                         Creating an arm movement inhibitor to protect damaged nerves during

                                         convalescence.

Nurse Carer providing 24/7 care to the elderly, infirm and bedbound, washing, dressing, feeding, bed changing, toileting, administering drugs and exercising.

Stoma Bag Carer, managing and changing the Stoma bag

Hired Cleaner

Private Tutor

Business Manager, establishing and running a successful, 100% satisfaction rated on eBay, profitable Furniture Restoring Company

Charity Trustee and Chair of Trustees

Independent Custody Visitor

Hospital Chaplain at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Rochester

Hospice Chaplain at the Molly Wisdom Hospice, Rochester

Founder of the first Hospital Inter faith Chapel at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Rochester

Christmas Lights Display Expert

Fund Raiser – having raised over £325,000

Celebrant

Dancer

Roadside Rescue stopping as an ‘On Call’ Bishop for roadside and other emergencies

Litter Picker

Divorce Mediator

Diabetic Nurse Injecting Insulin

Web Site builder and Manager

Carpet and Lino fitter

Hard floor fitter

Boiler Repairer

Washing Machine Repairer

Tumble Drier Repairer

Cane Seat Weaver

Film Editor

Photographer

Dog Groomer

Audio Storyteller

Lead Executor and Administrator of jointly executed Will without employing a solicitor

Shoe Repairer

Laying out of the Dead and preparing the Body for Viewing.

Barber

Clothes Repairer

Pest Controller

Foster Carer with SFP Fostering

Housing and supporting the Homeless and those in need

Tutoring for the 11 plus

House Clearance

Support and assistance for Drug and Alcohol Addicts

Reuniting Long Lost Families

Providing Shelter for Vulnerable Young People

Producer and Drama Director of a Musical, St Francis, performed at Bradford University

Chair of the Medway Inter Faith Group

Wigwam Builder

Public Speaker

Quarter of a million-pound Church Extension and Repair Project Manager and Fund Raiser

Breeder of Budgerigars and Rabbits; keeper of Rhode Island Red Hens, Stick Insects, a Dog, Snakes, Guinea pigs and Chipmunks. Feeder of a flock of 80 plus Wood Pigeons and Collared Doves, Magpies, Sparrows, Thrushes, Robins, Starlings, Tits, Wrens as well as Foxes, with a pond for frogs.

Community Bonfire and Firework Display Organiser

Marathon Walker and Marathon Runner for Charity

Editor of Community News Publication, ‘Neighbours’

Motorcyclist with a 250 cc Enfield

Senior School Team member for Fives, Squash, Water Polo and Rugby

Senior School Record Breaker in Athletics for the 1500 metres, Steeplechase and Cross Country

Pilgrim on 250-mile walk from Derbyshire to the South Coast

Potholer, Climber, Swimmer, Jet Skier, Water Skier, Snow Skier, Scuba Diver, Caver, Hill and Mountain Walker, Archer, Rifle Shooter, Clay Pigeon shooter, Canoeist, Paraglider, Snorkeller, Powerboater, Sailor, Runner, Cyclist, Potter, Serious Zip Wire and Roller Coaster Rider.

Qualified to drive and handle Powerboats, Level 2.

Visited Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Italy, Monaco, Egypt, The Canary Islands, Malta, Minorca, Majorca, Ibiza, Greece, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, India, America, Thailand, Australia, Morocco, Crete, Russia, Sardinia, the Isle of Man, The Channel Islands, the Isle of Wight, Orkney and Loutro.

Husband to a paradisaical Wife

Profoundly happily married

Father to exceptionally loving and wonderful children



ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE
ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO
I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man. To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression is truly an act of a pure heart."