Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. 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 Tehran, seized Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, funded TB hospital, priest 1981, went Auschwitz, wrote on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, 12 yrs Anglican cleric/vicar - left, baptised 1000's in homes/Mt Snowdon/at circus, wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses 2 Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on morning TV, sued Associated Newspapers, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England,Wales,Scotland, accommodated the homeless, posted Mass/took it 2 sex workers, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 climbing with sons,founded ‘When No One’s Watching',made ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding,invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', conviction 4 campaigning against child abuse quashed on appeal, convicted 4 successful blogging 2 stop paedophile. His Christmas Lights raising £79,000 4 Water in 4 Gambian villages. Published "The Tales of Henry the Lovable Hedgehog", the SAFE New Testament + Psalms + radical Book of Common Prayer, ordained priests for UK,US,Thailand,Spain,Ireland

Monday, August 07, 2017


When you thought the NHS may at least provide a safety net for those abused within the detention and prison systems, these statistics show otherwise.
There is a creeping encroachment of Police State Britain into our health provision, with front line emergency staff being required to act as informants on  those seeking emergency help.
When you cry out for help and make yourself vulnerable you don't expect the nurse or doctor to actually be a State spy about to shop you to the authorities, torment you or beat you up.
And don't imagine this just involves hardened criminals, as this can involve ordinary families who have attended because their child is poorly, suddenly being interrogated and fighting for the safety of their family unit.
As an Independent Custody Visitor, I, at first, believed that asking to see the on duty doctor, provided the detainees with an element of independent help and safety. I soon learnt otherwise, when it became clear that nearly all those involved in custody suites are buddies covering each other's backs and roll out the same dehumanising approach to detainees, however mentally unstable or fragile the detainees  may be.
Violence is systemic within an institutionalised set of policies that treat people, irrespective of whether in the judicial system or the health service,  as 'objects' to be handled, rather than individuals to be respected.
"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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