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

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


It is chilling to hear our government accept that fatalities will increase in Afghanistan and know that our troops are under-equipped.

We are shocked by the history of those who ordered our forces over the trenches to meet almost certain death. I had thought the idea that soldiers were expendable and their deaths part of the budget of war had long been buried.

Instead, young soldiers are being ordered out in inadequate armoured vehicles across roads which their superiors know will result in certain death for some. This is intolerable.

Yes, fatalities will occur on the battle-field in engaged combat, but to squander soldiers mindlessly in a roulette game of roadside bombs is nonsensical and inexcusable.

That the Prime Minister rebuffs such criticism with sound bites about keeping the battle away from our shores is invidious. The battle is on home ground as each body is repatriated.


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