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 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

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Safeguarding  officers, policies, practices, police checks, child protection units are everywhere.

However, in Bexleyheath Police Station on Thursday, behind the iron door of a bolted cell, in a small cold room, with no window was the small slight figure of an eleven year old boy.

'He's been picked up this morning and brought in with his brother for alleged theft.' I was told, 'He's ADHD. He's on medication for it. So is his brother. We've put them in different cells.'

When I entered the cell of the eleven year old, he looked pitiful and forlorn.

'Are you frightened?' I asked.

'I'm OK', he said, although his eyes and expression told a different story.

'I've been in a cell before,' he continued, 'you get used to it'.

'Do your Mum or Dad know your here?  I asked.

'I'm fostered.' he said.

Young people should not be placed in locked cells according to PACE. The police claim publicly that they are not. I find repeatedly that they are.

'It's budget cuts,' the police say, 'lack of staff and resources. We haven't any choice.'

So there you have it.

A diminutive eleven year old, diagnosed and drugged by society, taken from his family, in the care of the local authority,  farmed out to strangers, banged up in a cold police cell.

A clear example of child abuse. And no one is doing anything about it. Not a safeguarding officer in sight.


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