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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Location: London, Kent, United Kingdom

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, wrote text on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, 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, 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, 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 campaigning against child abuse, harassment conviction/restraining order quashed on appeal, convicted 4 continued blogging 2 stop paedophile, providing bore hole + solar powered water pump 4 Gambian village.

Thursday, January 02, 2014


Ariel Sharon died 8 years ago. 

Why have Israel and his family imprisoned him for the last 8 years?

No 'grotesque hatred' of Israel though as some have written.

Passionate concern for the poor bombed beleaguered Palestinian children.

Passionate concern about the theft of resources by the few rich from the many poor.

Reflection on the fear of death that haunts the powerful while they so often mete out death to others. 

No hatred though. My father was a Jew. 

I am no supporter of one faction or one side.

Threats and destructive goals arise out of anger and fear.

Recognising that we are all human beings with the same needs for a home and a homeland enables us to nudge forward towards peace and the accommodation of everyone's basic needs.


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