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'.

Friday, October 30, 2015

THE BEAUTY ALL AROUND US

Have eyes that see....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/photographers-restore-faith-in-humanity_562fffcee4b06317990ff8aa?ix06n7b9&utm_hp_ref=good-news

THE SEVEN DOPPELGANGER LINK

We are unique only inasmuch as we are human.....
In realising our common bond, let us be kind to one another....

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1375/This-Guy-Sits-Next-To-A-Total-Stranger-On-A-Plane-Who-Looks-EXACTLY-Like-Him

PAY THE PARKING TICKET WHEN YOU HAVEN'T EVEN BEEN FINED!

Imagine a 'pay it forward' world.....

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/driver-found-parking-ticket-brilliant-6733354

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

MUHAMMAD HASAN

Why Jesus chose fishermen....good hearts....and a passion for life.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rescue-baby-syrian-refugee-sea_562ab25be4b0443bb5641b8d?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%2BNews&section=good-news

JOAO PEREIRA DO SOUZA

A penguin's loyalty.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/penguin-always-returns-from-the-sea-to-visit-rescuer/

Monday, October 26, 2015

REFUGEE CAMP OPPORTUNITIES

Wherever people find themselves there is always the choice to be positively proactive.

http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/economics_innovation/18679/transforming-refugee-camps-boredom-to-hubs-of-innovation/

MUPPET PAL JULIA WHO HAS AUTISM

When TV reflects life rather than fantasy alone, we all benefit...

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1364/Meet-Julia-Sesame-Street-s-First-Character-With-Autism

DR DANIEL IVANKOVICH

It only takes a single person to choose well to transform the lives of thousands...

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/surgeon-treats-100000-patients-unable-to-pay-for-health-care/

Thursday, October 22, 2015

JEWS AND ARABS CHAINED FOR PEACE IN ISRAEL

Spread the good news. Headline such initiatives.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/hundreds-of-israeli-jews-and-arabs-rally-for-peace/

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

KOBI TZAFRIR

Abraham, Jesus and Muhammad eat together ( Peace be upon them )

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/israel-hummus-cafe-discount-arabs-jews_56263e9be4b02f6a900dc495?utm_hp_ref=good-news

JAMES VERNON

The 75 year old super hero...

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1358/75-Year-Old-Army-Veteran-Saves-16-Children-From-Knife-Attack-In-Public-Library

DUSTY LIULAY

The anointed ones....

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/every-week-boy-packs-100-bags-with-food-for-homeless/

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

GONG XUNHUI

The woman who blinked, the carer who washed and the husband who massaged; a tale of love, commitment and inspiration.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/article4589407.ece

KARI DUANE

Jesus gets married.....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cancelled-wedding-homeless_5624b342e4b02f6a900cd200?utm_hp_ref=good-news

MUI THOMAS

Never be deterred from reaching for the highest despite the brick bats that fly your way

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1360/This-22-Year-Old-Rugby-Referee-Suffers-From-A-Very-Rare-Skin-Condition-Her-Story-Is-Truly-Inspiring

RYAN GIGGS AND GARY NEVILLE

When football's really coming home......

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/uk-football-stars-welcome-homeless-to-stay-in-hotel-for-winter/

Monday, October 19, 2015

MARY COTTER

103 and still volunteering.....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/103-year-old-celebrates-birthday-as-wonder-woman-is-our-new-hero_562117e5e4b069b4e1fbca41?utm_hp_ref=good-news&ir=Good%2BNews&section=good-news

AQEELA ASIFI

Tent School

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/oct/14/award-winning-afghan-refugee-aqeela-asifi-whose-tent-school-empowered-a-thousand-girls

MATIAS FERREIRA

"It just has to be someone with a good heart."

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1359/Marine-Who-Lost-Both-Legs-In-Afghanistan-Explosion-Rescues-Baby-From-Car-Crash

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

ANNIE'S UNEXPECTED FIND

When a hug is all that is needed...

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1353/A-Woman-Protesting-Islam-At-A-Local-Mosque-Gets-An-Unexpected-Response

JARRETT ADAMS

Having the courage and determination not to be crushed

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/former-prisoner-who-learned-law-and-won-release-now-works-in-court-of-appeals/

Monday, October 12, 2015

JULIA WISE AND JEFF KAUFMAN

The world needs those who explore different approaches.......

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3268936/Massachusetts-couple-lives-six-percent-income-away-100-000-year-needs-most.html

WHALES AND LIGHTS

When we are awed into silence as the great creatures play and nature provides our illumination

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/humpback-whales-northern-lights_5615c0c3e4b0fad1591acb7c?utm_hp_ref=good-news

JIM WITHERS

The real Doctor!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/doctor-practices-street-medicine-as-top-hero-of-2015-watch/

Friday, October 09, 2015

NATE AND QUINN MITCHELL

It's what's in the filling that counts - two kids with great hearts....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/albany-siblings-sandwiches-homeless-birthday_561681a0e4b0dbb8000d4ecf?utm_hp_ref=good-news

SRIN MADIPALLI AND ACCOMABLE

Making dreams come true...

http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/culture/positivetravel/18614/new-disability-travel-site-making-exploring-accessible-for-all/

CHRIS MINTZ

When a single moment reveals what lies true within an angelic heart

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1344/The-Hero-Who-Charged-The-Oregon-Shooter-To-Save-Others-Is-Doing-Fine-After-Being-Shot-Seven-Times

SIKHS DISTRIBUTE THE BREAD OF LIFE

When love achieves communion

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/sikhs-set-up-free-bakery-near-syrian-border/