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, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, pilgrim to Auschwitz, wrote on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, relinquished 12 year Anglican post, 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 2 Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated as 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 successful blogging 2 stop paedophile. His 'spectacular' Christmas lights covered by Daily Telegraph,Sky News, C4 have raised £55,500 and provided 2 Gambian villages with water, now 3.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

SOUTH AFRICA'S POVERTY AND CORRUPTION MOCKED BY LOVE ISLAND'S PROFLIGACY

We live in a duplicitous age. South Africa is blighted by corruption. Poverty and violence stalk the townships. The inequalities are shocking. However worry not. Love Island is being filmed there and the rich are feasting on none of these intrusive realities. Rather artificial 'beauty' and vacuous 'love' are being served up as satisfaction and allurement to our indulged culture. While 55% of the local population live on under £12 a week, the Love Island villa is valued at around £5.3 million. As millions watch the young cavort in an apparent idyll, hidden armed guards patrol keeping the poor at bay. It seems the TV executives realise that so many live with a cultivated double vision, blind to all uncomfortable facts and wide-eyed to whatever illusion can appease their profligate appetites.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/the-light-of-hope-is-going-out-in-south-africa-zlhr305l3

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO

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."



SO IS PIERS MORGAN GOING TO BE CHARGED WITH HARASSMENT?

His excoriation of Meghan and Harry has been vicious, unrelenting, personal and persistent. There appears ample evidence that this pattern of behaviour and expression, practiced by members of the public would amount to a conviction. So when are the police going to be knocking on Piers door? Or is it one rule for the rich and powerful and another for the rest? Is it that bereaved parents like the Dawsons (see my previous blog) can be slapped with a restraining order under the Harassment Act, but Piers Morgan can rant, hurt and destroy with impunity, as the public laps up his hatred and the Daily Mail delights in the accumulating coffers?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7890609/PIERS-MORGAN-Thomas-Markles-anguished-texts-Meghan-Harry-heartless-pair.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7884853/Piers-Morgan-blasts-Prince-Harry-hustling-boss-Disney.html




ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO

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."

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SO WHEN WILL THE JUDGE BE TRIED FOR THE MURDER?

So when will the judge go on trial, for sending a person to be murdered at Her Majesty's pleasure? How can those who pass down prison sentences sleep at night or rest in their consciences with blood on their hands. Violence is endemic in prisons and they know that they endanger anyone sent to them. This cannot, with integrity, be named justice, rather the rich and powerful getting away with the very crimes for which they incarcerate others.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/prisoner-dies-after-having-throat-cut-at-thameside-jail-slrgpbjxz

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO

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."


THE INJUSTICE OF AN ALCOHOLIC MOTHER DARING TO CRIMINALISE HER SON FOR SLAMMING THE DOOR

One can only despair at the folly of the authorities and courts for criminalising a child who has suffered his mother's alcoholism. The chair of the bench would have better directed her admonishment at all those responsible for bringing this irrational prosecution and protected the young man from further adult abuse by those who are meant to be safeguarding children.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7885735/Teenage-boy-hauled-court-slamming-bedroom-door.html

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO

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."

OUR SICK JUDICIAL SYSTEM'S BETRAYAL OF KATELYN DAWSON AND HER PARENTS

My deepest sympathies and support go out to Colin and Angela Dawson, whose grief must be immense and whose outrage entirely understandable. That complaint was made about them, that they have been harassed by the police and the  Crown Prosecution Service and that our U.K courts have slapped a restraining order on them is repugnant and a violation of this family,  plunged into deep grief. The intention of Evonne Leonora Von Heussen to provide the means to protect the victims of dangerous stalking is mocked when the law is  misapplied so objectionably. If I were Richard Brooke, I would be devastated at what had taken place, understand the torment of the Dawsons and want to do everything and anything in my power to express my eternal remorse and regret. I would never countenance involving the authorities.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7886407/Katelyn-Dawson-parents-handed-restraining-order-stop-harassing-driver.html

ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO

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."

Saturday, January 11, 2020

BREAKING NEWS

Thanks to two unexpected donations our Christmas Lights total has now risen to £4054!

So some figures:

For the first few years, 2003 -2005, we displayed the Christmas lights as a gift to the community without fundraising. Then members of the community wanted to donate and so we began collecting.

During the next 12 years, from 2006 -2017 we raised £20,000 which we donated to Save the Children.

Then in 2018, we decided we wanted to become more involved in ensuring the donated money went directly to transforming people's lives, with none being siphoned off into U.K. charitable administration etc.

During 2018, 2019 and this year we will have raised over £35,000 and by the end of the year, working with the amazing charity, Water for Africa,  will have installed bore holes, solar powered water pumps, water towers and multiple standpipes to 3 villages in The Gambia.



ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO

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."


Thursday, January 09, 2020

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2019/20 - FINAL REPORT

Without a repeat of my fund raising efforts last year, (I couldn't ask everyone again!!) and just relying upon the lights, we raised £3829.84. The previous maximum for a single year (excluding the atypical £12,000 last year) was £3114, so it is great figure. I am liaising with Water for Africa to identify a third village for water provision, and hope that by the end of the year we will have raised the £12,000 we need, to be able to install it. Meanwhile, I am awaiting pictures from the second village, Dobong, for which we have already provided funds for a solar powered water provision, as the work is almost complete.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jonathan-blake9

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH DESCRIBES THE LIGHTS AS 'SPECTACULAR'





VILLAGERS CELEBRATING THEIR CLEAN RUNNING WATER: https://youtu.be/Iy9fK7eWAcI


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART ONE


ARCHBISHOP JONATHAN BLAKE - MY LIFE - PART TWO

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."