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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

THE EXEMPLARY FAMILY OF EUROPE (IF ONLY WE HAD REMAINED)

Supporting one another, sharing resources and knowledge, facing the challenges as one family. Exactly what we should have been doing instead of going it alone.

https://www.euronews.com/2020/03/28/eight-covid-19-patients-flown-from-france-and-italy-to-german-hospitals

 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."

LORD SUMPTION'S "UTTERLY DISGRACEFUL" HISSY FIT AND MATTHEW PARRIS'S REBELLION


Lord Sumption has luxuriated in privilege since birth, used to issuing judgements and raking in his millions. He does not take kindly to being told what to do, and in this tantrum of the indulged, he chooses to undermine the government’s message and be a rallying call for civil disobedience. His posh rebellion is an incentive to the likes of those who kicked the postman’s van on the Isle of Wight and who punched the farmer in the Peak district, both of whom had objected to those contravening the lock down. Matthew Parris is another, too used to having everything, whose article ‘Let’s not rush to bow at the state’s command’, chose to subvert the Prime Minister’s lock down, even at this unprecedented time when so much is at stake and when so many have lost their lives across the world. It’s a rare insight into the feral, unruly and even criminal side of those, whose lives have wrapped them up in gold, when born into different social circumstances, they may well have been serving time. It’s a humbling thought for us all, that many versions of our lives lie within us, and the ones that come to pass have perhaps less to do with morality or virtue and more to do with matters quite beyond us. Having said that his choice to shame the police and government, as hundreds die daily, is “frankly disgraceful”.


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/lord-sumption-warns-against-police-overstepping-limits-6wk2k335k

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lets-not-rush-to-bow-at-the-states-command-cl7ttg387

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, March 28, 2020

HELP IF YOU CAN

So important for us all to help in any way we can.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/27/coronavirus-and-volunteering-how-can-i-help-in-the-uk

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, March 26, 2020

CLAP FOR CARERS, HEALTH WORKERS, SUPERMARKET CASHIERS AND ALL IN ESSENTIAL SERVICES

Tonight, rightly, we are being encouraged to applaud the exemplary commitment of health workers, whose lives and those of their families are at great risk, during this pandemic. Their outstanding and selfless service is inspirational and humbling and I, for one, will be clapping for them. I also will be clapping for the supermarket cashiers and workers and all others, who are continuing to carry out vital work for the community, despite the risk to themselves. Many are privileged to be able to stay at home and protect themselves and their loved ones from exposure, but others, faced with the unenviable choice of working in essential services or hunkering down, have taken the noble path of altruism. Their heroism is often unrecognised, unidentified and unlauded. Tonight, I will be clapping for them also and will hold all such in my thoughts, prayers, and in the highest respect.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8153979/Britain-urged-applaud-NHS-workers-doorsteps-8pm-tonight.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8157239/Britons-flock-doorways-balconies-gardens-applaud-hard-work-NHS-staff.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."

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

GIUSEPPE BERARDELLI - IN SACRIFICIAL LOVE GIVES HIS RESPIRATOR TO A YOUNGER PERSON

When love impels the heart to act.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8145967/Italian-priest-72-dies-coronavirus-giving-away-respirator.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."

Sunday, March 22, 2020

WHEN A FUNERAL BRIMS WITH MISCHIEF AND FUN - IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN BROOKE

Recently I took a very different type of funeral. The family had asked me to introduce humour and pranks, as their beloved Dad, John Brooke, was such a jokey, fun filled, larger than life person, who loved fancy dress and playing tricks on people. I gulped at first, but then put my thinking cap on.They wanted me to wear a suit, shirt and tie. So I arrived in my bishop's regalia, even with my Mitre and crozier. The family had hired a brass band and I met the hearse at the entrance to the crematorium and led the procession down the long drive, with the band playing 'Amazing Grace' and then 'My Heart Will Go On'. When we reached the front of the chapel, and the pall bearers were placing the coffin on the catafalque, I took all my bishop's clothes off, ready, once the music had finished, to take the service in the suit, shirt and tie I was wearing underneath.
My opening words were, "Oh dear, I'm in such a pickle. I thought you said John wanted everyone in fancy dress for the funeral." There were chuckles and laughter among the mourners.
Then I spoke about John being such a larger than life person, who would himself dress up as a Vicar and had even been asked to take a wedding once on the strength of it. However, I said it was still a time of sadness and loss so I would offer a prayer. At this point, I put on a Jewish Yarmulke, a skull cap, and wrapped myself in a Tallit, a Jewish prayer shawl and began praying in Hebrew. After a few sentences I stopped, and looking concerned said, "John was Jewish, wasn't he? No! Oh dear, I am messing this up. Look, let me read this instead, I hope this is right:

When I leave this mortal shore
And mosey round this earth no more
Do not weep, however sad you feel
I'm off to close a better deal
Don't go and buy a large bouquet
You'll only find it hard to pay
Don't mope about and feel all blue
I'll be better off than you
And don't tell the folks I was a saint
Or any old thing that I ain't
No, raise a glass and share a joke
I was ever that fun filled bloke
It's been a blast, so celebrate the past
and let's all keep fine - Hey, until next time.

Then the family offered their tribute and I spoke the eulogy about John's life. We watched a beautiful visual tribute of photographs of special moments shared, set to music, and then I spoke towards the coffin.

I ended the words along the lines of:

"So go then safely across the rainbow bridge of all our dreams into the mysteries that lie beyond, and I know that you didn't really believe there was anything after, cos you asked your Dad to let you know, and he never did; but John, you are such an amazing guy, so full of mischief, that who knows, you might still get in touch with us."

Then I spoke some further words and poetry and brought the service to a close. However, I tapped my iPhone at that moment so that it rang out twice into the microphone. I looked quizzical, picked up the phone, and then answered the phone in a intrigued, questioning tone, saying "John???"

Then announced that the band would play us out to "When All the Saints".

The family wrote to me since and included the words:

"What an amazing send off Dad got. Thank you for putting a smile on everyone's face. Dad would have been proud. Yesterday was above and beyond the memorable send off that we so wanted for our dear Dad. Thank you so very much."





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, March 18, 2020

CORONAVIRUS CHASTENS THE WORLD AND BRINGS ABOUT GRETA THUNBERG'S DREAMS

What Greta Thunberg and environmentalists have yearned for has been achieved by the tiniest and most unexpected ally. Fish can be seen in the Venetian canals, skies are clear over capital cities, satellites are recording a dramatic fall in pollution, planes are grounded, cars are parked and the teeming, seething movements of humanity have been quelled. Our rapacious existence has been stalled by a microscopic organism. A time for deep reflection, the reordering of priorities and a profound repentance for our insatiable greed and our incessant pursuit of more, irrespective of the vast numbers of people left without. Just as the giant Goliath was felled by a boy shepherd with a catapult, so the mammoths of our age have been met by an invisible opponent, by far their superior. Our arrogance has been humbled and our best laid plans routed. Whatever the future holds, we must advance with an altered step, conscious that despite our extraordinary achievements, we yet remain so utterly vulnerable to all that is, this astonishing creation, gifted to us, but entirely beyond our comprehension or control.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/whatever-the-virus-kills-it-wont-be-globalism-sklwkf5mp

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."


BIG UP THE PARENTS AND TEACHERS WHOSE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE HAS PROTECTED OUR CHILDREN AND ELDERLY

My previous comments, that The Times have, at times, deleted, have been, in every case accurate and timely, and the sour comments made against them, proved inaccurate. Schools are closing thankfully. Congratulations to the parents and teachers, who have achieved a silent revolution in forcing the government to abandon their cynical and ulterior motives in keeping schools open, to protect the economy and the GNP of the country, and to achieve, without admitting it, herd immunity. Now the elderly and the vulnerable can be truly protected. I am thankful and relieved.



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."

FAR MORE SINISTER THAN VANESSA HUDGENS'S WORDS IS GOVERNMENT POLICY

Vanessa Hudgens has apologised for her crass words. "I'm sorry, but like, it's a virus, I get it, like, I respect it, but at the same time I'm like, even if everybody gets it, like yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible but like, inevitable?" They are the disconnected froth that collects around the wealthy and privileged, for whom the world and life is a cushioned plaything, filled with vanities and excesses. Far more sinister, is the cold, clinical government policy machine, that at first targeted the elderly and weakest to create herd immunity, until they were exposed and shamed for doing so, and now have continued the same policy, but discreetly so, by keeping schools open and using school staff and the children as vectors into families.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8125813/PIERS-MORGAN-Selfish-millennials-help-coronavirus-kill-people.html

https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/vanessa-hudgens-sorry-for-insensitive-coronavirus-remarks-in-deleted-video-a4390221.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."

CHOOSING WHO DIES DELIVERS A LIFETIME'S BURDEN

Regrettably there are many among our species who appear to have little difficulty deciding who lives and dies. The problem is being observed doing so and having to justify the choice. Then, as the excellent article elucidates, every proposition appears blocked by another. Perhaps this indicates an innate recognition that life is precious and its cessation is beyond our remit. However, this proffers little help for those required by society, calamity or in extremis, to administer 'legitimately' the Grim Reaper's scythe. In reality, the boundary between life and death is a place of mystery that renders the good, pensive and humbled. Such decisions, when necessary, must be made and exonerated collectively, for we must all bear the moral burden involved, and though sanctioned, the guilt and disquiet that persists.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/doctors-need-help-deciding-who-lives-and-dies-rltpgw8hj

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."

CLOSE SCHOOLS - PROTECT THE NATION

London's Imperial College, in its report, "Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand" states:

"Overall, our results suggest that population-wide social distancing applied to the population as a whole would have the largest impact; and in combination with other interventions – notably home isolation of cases and school and university closure – has the potential to suppress transmission below the threshold of R=1 required to rapidly reduce case incidence. A minimum policy for effective suppression is therefore population-wide social distancing combined with home isolation of cases and school and university closure."

Schools must close to protect staff, children with asthma and underlying health conditions, and elderly/vulnerable relatives exposed to the virus when the children act as vectors of the virus.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-schools-forced-to-close-after-pupils-and-staff-stay-home-592mbmbwg

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."

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

AS WELBY CLOSES CHURCHES WE OFFER COMMUNION BY POST

For those who want to receive Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord's Supper, the sacrament of life and love, the Open Episcopal Church offers to send you consecrated hosts through the post.




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."

Monday, March 16, 2020

NOW THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO KILL THE CHILDREN OR THE ELDERLY TO SAVE THE U.K.'S ECONOMY

Johnson has now been shamed and humiliated away from his first plan to allow the elderly and weakest to die with the aim of building a herd immunity. Now his plan is to allow our children to die with the aim of protecting the economy and the G.N.P. of the country. It is an unforgivable betrayal of the nation's young to bargain with their lives on the roulette wheel of this virus. If we should not gather in pubs, clubs, sporting venues or travel, then schools should unquestionably close. If not, any pupil that perishes will be the damnation of this government.

Schools stay open, children have contact with the staff, then act as vectors of the disease, taking it home to their families and jeopardise the safety of the elderly of the family, who are meant to be self isolating. So government has worked out that plan b achieves the same as plan a, without the embarrassment and callousness of appearing to do so.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/avoid-pubs-clubs-and-other-people-if-you-can-boris-johnson-urges-6cgd2xqf6

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."

SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP PARENTS HAVING TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN INTO SCHOOL OVER COVID-19


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."

Friday, March 13, 2020

THE GOVERNMENT INTEND TO EXTERMINATE THE WEAKEST

The government policy to allow the virus to infect the majority to build up a herd immunity, is based upon a callous calculation that the first wave of the virus must exterminate the weakest, while the strong and the advantaged will live on, better able to withstand its second foray, plus the hope that at some stage a vaccine may become available. This is in contrast to the humanitarian approach adopted by other nations, to try and protect the weakest by slowing the spread of the virus. It seems to the Tories and to the wealthy privileged Johnson, that the weakest are expendable. Evolution is notoriously amoral and ruthless and yet it has provided us with the conundrum of humanitarianism and altruism. It seems that the government's direction is to return us to our animalistic roots.

"To protect everyone"...is the cynical propaganda permitting the Prime Minister to jeopardise the lives of the weakest to attain herd immunity. The vague aside that we "may be able to protect the elderly and the sick' as the virus sweeps through the population is tokenism, to conceal the ugly truth, admitted by Johnson, that many families will lose their loved ones before their time. It is pernicious to argue that they will have given their lives to achieve 'herd immunity', when the approaches that would have protected them, have been rejected as too damaging for the economy. The government's merciless and utilitarian approach can be summed up as, it is better to lose the weakest, who act as a drain on resources, and safeguard the future earning power of the strong.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-will-come-back-every-year-t52nrptjd

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-how-herd-instincts-can-help-to-limit-the-damage-kb6wpcbhd

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 CHURCH OF ENGLAND STEALS AGAIN

The Church of England presents sweetly but acts as a cut throat ruthless business empire when it involves money and assets. When I was an Anglican vicar in south-east London, the parish similarly had paid for its vicarage and curtilage, but the Church of England, without apology, took possession of it. Later, they tried to sell it, but found that the parish still owned one small ransom strip vital for its potential development. The strip was worth about £120,000, but the Church offered the parish only £20,000 at the start of negotiations, playing hypocritically the 'you mustn't think economically but spiritually about this'. I hope the parishioners and villagers prevent the Church of England thieving from them to add to the Church's already immense wealth. We remained firm and sold the strip for £90,000. It mitigated some of the pain of the previous theft.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/church-of-england-to-sell-vicarage-paid-for-by-isolated-villagers-hp2wpbh26

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, March 12, 2020

BOJO PREPARES US FOR HIS MASS CULL OF THE POPULATION

We must be frank. Boris Johnson's reckless policy is to cull the weak, immunocompromised, elderly and vulnerable and rely upon the strong, in time, to form a herd immunity. Hence Cheltenham continues, schools stay open and large gatherings are even encouraged in his plan to rapidly spread the virus nationwide. Candidly, he admits that many will die and many families will be mourning their loved ones, but in his economically focused, ruthless mind, isn't that what evolution is all about. The genes of the powerful, like him, surviving, and those of weaker specimens cleared from the gene pool.

Johnson's words "'This is more dangerous and it's going to spread further. And I must level with you and the British public: more families, many more families, are going to lose loved ones before their time." Is he even willing to endanger his own parents? Or does he know his family are so very wealthy they will certainly get access to private hospitals and ventilators if necessary, whereas the rest of us will be languishing and dying at home?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/10-000-already-infected-with-coronavirus-ministers-believe-2h578fkf9

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."

CAPITA TO DRIVE OCTOGENARIANS TO PRISON OR SUICIDE FOR WATCHING THE BBC

Capita, sensitivity and sympathy don't mix because profit and social responsibility are uncomfortable bed fellows. The prospect of octogenarians being prosecuted over the non payment of the licence fee is repugnant. "Highly unlikely" and "very much a last step" are the insincere sweeteners easily offered by the rich to conceal the acrid nature of a vicious policy.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/pensioners-could-be-dragged-to-court-over-licence-fee-says-lord-hall-2rzm7p9cv

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."

COVID-19 - REMEMBER THE TRAGEDY AND TRAVESTY OF GRENFELL - OFFICIAL ADVICE CAUSED DEATH

People should remember the tragedy and travesty of Grenfell, when those who heeded the 'official advice' to stay in their homes were burnt to death, whereas those who, on their own initiative, fled, were saved. Before any panic buying had begun, we had already stocked up. Everyone must make their own decisions about how to protect themselves and their loved ones, particularly with the likes of Boris Johnson in charge of these life and death issues.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/pressure-grows-on-johnson-to-act-as-ireland-shuts-all-schools-k3hmbkd8t

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."