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 with 5 children.

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Location: London, Kent, United Kingdom

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, April 14, 2017



Friday has been good because a man from Sri Lanka, settled now in England, has finished his day of hard work and is going home to his family to celebrate their New Year.

Friday has been good because a man from Manchester, who brings his son up alone, loves him so much.

Friday has been good because Isobel, a woman from Spain, welcomes people and cares for their needs with such attention, that she transforms the ordinary.

Friday has been good because an elderly lady from Italy, confused and bewildered at 96, feels safer, because she is with her daughter again.

Friday has been good, because three brothers, who have cooked and waited at tables for others, for over 30 years, have just opened their own restaurant and the community is supporting them.

Friday has been good because life is breaking through soil and bark again to beautify the earth.

Friday has been good, because where there is breath; there is the opportunity to love.

The heavens, the universe, the earth, the natural world and all people need nothing more - just love.


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