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 in Tehran, seized in Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, almost murdered, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, street sleeper, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya + Pakistan 4 peace, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote text on Parliament, arrested, 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, was 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, not charged, 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 times campaigning against child abuse, had harassment conviction quashed on appeal, appealing a conviction for breaches of restraining order 2 stop a paedophile

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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