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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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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


It chokes me when I read, even though it be qualified by inverted commas, that horrific word 'honour' associated with such barbaric acts.
The subjugation of women in the name of religion, culture and tradition is abhorrent.
Yet, thoughout the U.K. it is rife.
From FGM, to segregated education, to separate worshipping areas, to arranged or forced marriages, to required concealing modes of attire, to pay differentials, to job inequalities, to domestic chores, to child care practices, to sex trafficking, to  rape and violence, women are repeatedly threatened, restricted, de-humanised and discriminated against.
It is shocking, unacceptable and must be stopped.
It arises from an approach that commodifies women. Men believe they have the right, most wickedly that God has given them the right, to own, command, rule over and control women. They say that women have to abide by certain roles, functions and rules and that they are the enforcers.
We must rid ourselves, our nation and our world of this evil.
"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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