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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Location: London, Kent, United Kingdom

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, June 25, 2009


Oh you who can drop in to worship anytime, anywhere to rate the latest design techniques and marketing ploys of a church to try and nudge them into becoming the ecclesiastical equivalents of Claridges, Harvester or Macdonalds consider this.

You are part of the system; comfortable, well fed and at ease with Christianity, so much so, you can poke fun and parody. What about those who languish far from home and food, who trudge in the deserts of this world, who have no time to indulge in the luxury of cynicism and misrepresentations, who are trapped and for whom Christ came to rescue and redeem.

The Open Episcopal Church exists, in contradiction to what you say, to reach out to all and to make all the sacraments available to all, as the primary resources of outreach and redemption. Post the Host is just a small part of all that we do.

Join us in our evangelistic mission and divert the time you spend at present in trying to enhance the church into providing savvy, posh and fast food outlets and instead help make the bread of life available to the poor, most of whom are not to be found anywhere near church worship.


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