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 in Tehran, seized in Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, almost murdered, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, street sleeper, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya + Pakistan 4 peace, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his 12 year Anglican post 2 be independent, 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 to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, was consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers 4 defamation, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England. Wales + Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers + posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 taking kids on roof, not charged, 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', arrested 4 times campaigning against child abuse, had harassment conviction quashed on appeal, appealing a conviction for breaches of restraining order 2 stop a paedophile

Friday, April 24, 2009

BISHOP JONATHAN'S GOD-WAGON

So Lost in Showbiz wants to know more about my 15 year old 'God-Wagon' and what constitutes a crisis.

Does the story of the Good Samaritan come to mind. It did for me one rain lashed night in the early hours when driving home and I passed stranded motorists but was unable to stop as my car was not marked and I had no supplies to assist. I realised I had to get prepared.

As a cleric I am on duty 24/7 to help those in need and not just spiritually or emotionally but practically too if I can.

And Lost in Showbiz asks what constitutes a crisis?

Well, lets give a few examples of those I have helped. A teenager in the process of being mugged by two assailants. A young Mum in tears stranded on the first lane of a dual carriageway having run out of petrol and desperately worried about the children she had to pick up from school. A motorcyclist knocked off his bike. A drunk man, lying semi conscious on a street verge who needed taking home. A homeless elderly woman on the streets who needed accomodation. A Mum with her baby stranded with a puncture on an icy day and no mobile phone. A young 8 year old lad with learning difficulties who was wandering on the street lost and needed to be taken home to his Grandparents. A couple whose car had spun off the road into a ditch.

Yes, clerics should be the fourth emergency service!

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