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 and a proud Dad.

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Location: London, Kent, United Kingdom

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, wrote text on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, 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, 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, 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 campaigning against child abuse, harassment conviction/restraining order quashed on appeal, convicted 4 continued blogging 2 stop paedophile, providing bore hole + solar powered water pump 4 Gambian village.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Having listened to a vulnerable, young autistic detainee, being provoked by custody staff. Having seen a 10 year old banged up in an adult cell. Having seen a mentally vulnerable man laughed at by staff. Having heard a detainee being restrained unnecessarily by officers. Having witnessed the detained being denied their PACE rights. Having watched innocent people being herded, shoved, humiliated and tormented, I read the report that they wouldn't allow an older, very sick man in terrible pain, with weeping sores to have a bath or use the toilet without handcuffs, with a numb recognition that this is the state of the U.K.'s detention practices today. That the prisoner died, handcuffed to an officer, while on the toilet is chilling and smacks of what happenend in North Korea to Otto Warmbier. The Ministry of Justice's ice cold official response smacks too of North Korean pretence. Once people lose faith in such official pronouncements, government is seriously undermined.
The Ministry of Justice said: “We have guidance in place for the management of older prisoners and we are committed to ensuring all prisoners are treated fairly and with dignity.”
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man.
To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression
is truly an act of a pure heart."


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