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 and a proud Dad.

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Gassed Tehran, seized Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, funded TB hospital, priest 1981, went Auschwitz, wrote on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, 12 yrs Anglican cleric/vicar - left, baptised 1000's in homes/Mt Snowdon/at circus, wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses 2 Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on morning TV, sued Associated Newspapers, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England,Wales,Scotland, accommodated the homeless, posted Mass/took it 2 sex workers, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 climbing with sons,founded ‘When No One’s Watching',made ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding,invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', conviction 4 campaigning against child abuse quashed on appeal, convicted 4 successful blogging 2 stop paedophile. His Christmas Lights raising £79,000 4 Water in 4 Gambian villages. Published "The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog", the SAFE New Testament + Psalms + radical Book of Common Prayer, ordained priests for UK,US,Thailand,Spain,Ireland

Monday, November 09, 2015

JONATHAN - A POT OF MARMITE

Revd Christopher Morgan writes: "Mentioning my Archbishop to those who have heard of him is a bit like opening a pot of marmite. The difference is that it's only those who haven't met him that hold negative opinions. An inspiration, Jonathan Blake is nothing more than an ordinary bloke, but a bloke who inspires and who gets it when the rest of the religious leadership have lost it. It is Jonathan's vision, that has given my Priestly Ministry life."

Jade Goody had a picture of a pot of Marmite on the hearse that bore her from the funeral. Having a Marmite effect on others is not an easy lot at times and one can sympathise with both sides. At times I can't stand myself either, but I do have Marmite for breakfast most days! Sometimes it seems it would be much easier to be a pot of honey....but we are what we are, and each must try to bear their destiny as well as they can and do their utmost to help make the world a better place.

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