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, 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

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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