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, September 29, 2015

THE NEED FOR A THIRD AGE

It's all in a word...

http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/community/18537/integrating-refugees-through-language-learning/

Monday, September 28, 2015

SURFING DISABILITY

Waving goodbye to the darkness....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/adaptive-surfing-championship_5604d589e4b0768126fd0c78?utm_hp_ref=good-news

RENEE HENDRIX

The heartbeats that show the touch of an angel...

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/watch-nurse-reunited-with-babies-whose-lives-she-saved/

Friday, September 25, 2015

QIAN HONGYAN

Inspirational

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-3246327/Meet-China-s-Basketball-Girl-incredible-story-young-woman-lost-legs-traffic-accident-fought-against-odds-champion-swimmer.html

ADAM FRITZ AND HIS ONE SMALL STEP FOR HUMANKIND

Tomorrow's world...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/paralysed-man-walks-again-using-electrodes-in-his-brain

Thursday, September 24, 2015

PAPA FRANCIS DINES WITH THE HOMELESS AND SHUNS THE LIMO

How it was always meant to be....

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1332/Pope-Francis-Skips-Out-On-Lunch-With-Politicians-To-Have-Lunch-With-The-Homeless

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

WHEN THE SUN AND THE WIND REACH OUT BEYOND HUMAN BARRIERS

The kiss of light and the caress of air that enables...

http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/environment/renewable_energy/18497/in-pictures-off-grid-renewable-energy-provides-lifeline-palestinian-villages/

Monday, September 21, 2015

UNSEEN TOURS

Real commentary from real lives....

http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/culture/art/18484/homeless-led-walking-tours-give-alternative-view-london/

MARILYN MOCK'S KINDNESS

When what seems like the end of the world means you meet an angel....

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1327/Woman-Goes-To-Auction-To-Watch-Her-House-Be-Sold-Good-Samaritan-Buys-It-Back-For-Her

Friday, September 18, 2015

TO CALAIS WITH LOVE

The beautiful side of human nature...

http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/community/18360/five-ways-ordinary-people-helping-refugees-calais/

SHELLY CAWLEY's MIRACLE BABY

When your baby calls you back from the veils of death

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1323/-She-Saved-My-Life-Mother-Is-Awakened-From-A-Coma-By-Her-Newborn-Baby

AHMED MOHAMED'S TIME HAS COME

When an invention went down a bomb...

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/after-false-arrest-for-bringing-clock-to-school-student-gets-celeb-treatment/


Thursday, September 17, 2015

CHILDREN JUST WANT TO PLAY

The language understood across the world.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/danish-police-officer-syrian-refugee_55f8d9d3e4b0b48f67013caf?utm_hp_ref=good-news

WE WELCOME REFUGEES

Remembering that most of us were refugees once....

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/3-heartwarming-scenes-of-europeans-cheering-for-refugees-arriving-by-bus-watch/