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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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


The National Trust debacle exposes something not mentioned by Libby Purves. That beneath the veneer of LGBTI rights and equality still lies an ugly resistant prejudice that at any time and in easy fashion could rear its very ugly head and return us to full blown, hompophobic discrimination.
Liberals are deluding themselves, if they think this present wind of liberation and apparent acceptance of variation is anything other than a seasonal shift in climate.
Explore a little deeper, even suggest that ordinary, ostensibly sweet natured volunteers, that form the backbone of the U.K., might be willing to don a rainbow badge, and suddenly war erupts and the poison rises.
It is prudent to pause every so often and realise that we are ever only a few steps away from the lynch mob, from having our homes ransacked and from being carried off to the gas chambers.
Social order hangs by a gossamer thread and inclusive policies by a much finer filament.
"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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