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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Their treatment of Charlie Gard and his family has been deeply disturbing and has been a public relations disaster for the hospital.
Sometimes events reveal what otherwise remains hidden and Charlie's plight has exposed a deep malaise at the heart of Great Ormond Street.
A comprehensive review must take place, and changes made, so that the wishes of parents, protecting and fighting for the health of their baby, must be respected, as must their desire to nurse their beloved at home.
A hospital must never again become a fortress and a prison. Doctors must never again usurp the love of devoted parents. Courts must never again barricade a child from being able to receive treatment offered elsewhere.
Charlie's plight has become a plight in which so many ordinary families have shared.
I have often been incensed when doctors and nurses, acting beyond their remit, have denied proper requests from families for different approaches to be taken towards their loved ones, even refusing to facilitate their palliative and terminal care at home.
The health services of the country should not bully patients and their families or abrogate a person's right to choose their destiny.
"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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