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, 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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Doctors dole out antibiotics, refer patients on to consultants and for further tests because the public want them to apparently.

We are so ridiculous, that when we attend the surgery we want to come away with a bag of pills, to have something to show for our visit and some report of diagnosis and required treatment to brag about to our friends.

It seems rare to find a human being who attends the surgery with a concern and skips down the road afterwards when nothing has been prescribed and no referral has been made.

Rarer still, that human being, who when offered the bag of pills or tests, declines because in their estimation it is not necessary or the aggro involved will be counter productive.

As a cleric, I am often incensed at hearing that a patient presenting with life's normal stresses has been given anti-depressants or a patient with cancer, has had their last taste of life destroyed by pointless chemotherapy treatments or a patient with a trivial ageing complaint has been whisked into surgery.

Doctors should not pander to our infantile dependency syndromes and we should not leave our brains at the door when visiting the doctor.


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