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 with 5 children.

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Tear gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, worked with Mother Teresa, escaped a murderer, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, 12 yrs an Anglican, slept on the streets, travelled to Auschwitz, Kenya and Pakistan to promote peace, opened the first inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote a biblical text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his office within the CofE to pioneer independent ministry, baptised 1000's in homes, even on Mount Snowdon + in a circus ring, conducted a wedding underwater, published ‘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 the first gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers for defamation, co-consecrated the first women bishops for England. Wales and Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass to sex workers, posted it too, was elected Archbishop, arrested for taking his kids onto a roof, not charged - they were harnessed, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, conducted the wedding of the star Jade Goody, was invited to Downing Street, published 'That Old Devil Called God Again'.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Controversy!

I am working on my next book.....which will ruffle some feathers I suspect. My son suggested a title 'Please don't bomb our house after reading'.

I have tried to re-assure him that I survived publication of my last book, 'For God's Sake Don't Go To Church'. Someone pointed out to me that it was selling on Amazon today for £147! http://amzn.to/sgwCHx

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

OEC LAUNCHES £10,000 OF AWARDS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

THE OEC KITE AWARDS 2012

Kind Intent Towards Everyone

Awarding up to £10,000

The OEC KITE awards are for young people who are working hard to achieve one or more of the following: peace, reconciliation, justice, a fair distribution of resources, care for the poor - the homeless - refugees, care for the sick - the elderly - the housebound, care for animals and the environment, good relations between those of different faiths - cultures - ethnic groups - persuasions - circumstances, care for those who suffer discrimination, a positive effect in their community, inclusivity.

This may be in their local community, at their school or college or beyond.
Each recipient will receive an award towards the work or project for which they are responsible, as well as being featured on the KITE award page of this web site. Applicants can either nominate themselves or be nominated They must be aged between 10 and 18 at the time of the application

A description of themselves and their work must be submitted The value of the award will depend on the age of the applicant and the work/project/scheme with which they are involved. Exceptional OEC KITE awards of greater value, will be issued for work/projects that are viewed as having had and/or going to have the greatest positive effect.

The Awards will be presented on Remembrance Sunday 2012, in the hope that they will encourage young people to contribute towards communities and a world of peace, justice and harmony.

The Open Episcopal Church wishes to recognise, honour and inspire young people whose goals and aspirations are selfless and to re-awaken in society the virtue of a life spent in the service of others.

The Open Episcopal Church is a member of The International Council of Community Churches and so the World Council of Churches

Terms and conditions apply

1. Applications must provide the following details: The person's name, address, telephone number and where applicable, mobile number and email address. The school or college the person attends or their employment status. A description of the project of not less than 250 words. All these details can be sent by post to The OEC Kite Awards, Bishops Haven, 105 Danson Crescent, Welling, DA162AS or by email to OEC KITE AWARDS

2.The awards will be made on Remembrance Day 2012. The decision of the Archbishop's Council of the Open Episcopal Church will be final.

3.The Open Episcopal Church and any sponsors of the awards may publicise details of the recipients of the awards and the work for which they have gained their awards.

4.The Open Episcopal Church expects the recipients of the awards to provide a progress report about their work after 6 months and a description of how they have used the award.