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 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan 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

Thursday, May 31, 2018

WE ARE GOING TO INSTALL A SOLAR POWERED WATER PUMP IN AN AFRICAN VILLAGE

The crisis in the charity sector has made us review our methods of giving. As a family we have decided to take a new, hands on approach.

This year we are flying to the Gambia to see a village that has no water supply. We are then going to pay ourselves, for a bore hole to be sunk and a solar powered water pumping system to be installed.

While we are there, we will also visit a second village that has no water supply. We will then return early next year to see the village we have sponsored, with its new water supply.

Meanwhile, we intend to raise the £8000 required for the second village. We will donate all the money we raise in December, from our Christmas lights, towards this. If you would like to be involved in this project, where ALL of the money will be spent in Africa and where we will personally verify the success of the project and publish photographs of it, then please send your donations to me, marked WATER. If you would like details of my account to transfer a donation, contact me at:


archbishopjonathanblake@gmail.com

I will keep a running total of donations for this second village on the following blog page:

http://bishopjonathanblake.blogspot.com/2018/05/running-total-for-water-for-african.html

We hope to be able to have raised the money for the second village by early next year. We hope to be able to keep an annual momentum going so that we are able to provide one new village per year with water and visit annually to be able to verify and record the work that has been done. We also intend to continue to support the villages in other areas of development. I have researched many charities and organisations that work in this field and have found one that takes no expenses for itself, but that ensures all the money donated reaches its intended target.

We would be very grateful for your support



http://www.waterforafrica.org.uk/

I AM PROUD OF MY WRITING, FOR JESUS’S SAKE, THAT HAS HAD ME FOUND INNOCENT IN HEAVEN, BUT TWICE A CRIMINAL ON THE EARTH. THE FIRST IN 1990 WHEN I WROTE A BIBLICAL TEXT ON THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PEACEFUL PROTEST ABOUT THE BOMBING OF YOUNG IRAQI RECRUITS DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. THE SECOND, IN 2016 WHEN I WROTE ON MY BLOG, TO ALERT THE PUBLIC ABOUT A PAEDOPHILE, AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN FORCING THE AUTHORITIES TO STOP HIM HAVING ACCESS TO CHILDREN. THERE WAS ALMOST A THIRD! IN 1997, WHEN I WAS ARRESTED FOR NAILING MY PROPOSALS FOR REFORM OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND ON THE DOOR OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL. WORDS ARE POWERFUL MESSAGES THAT CHALLENGE  CORRUPTION, CONFRONT THE WICKED AND CREATE A BETTER WORLD. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS FOLLOWERS ARE CALLED  TO COMMUNICATE HIS WORDS,  IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COST.


"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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