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, February 16, 2012


Jesus…on prayer.

“ When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen. When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray in secret.”

(Matthew 6. 5,6)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Warsi, the Queen, prayer and secularism

Religion is a dangerous and unaccountable force.

Our world is rent apart by religious divisions that have been and continue to be the source of bloodshed and inhuman acts.
Baroness Warsi argues to defend the role of religion in public life and the Queen has lauded the role of religion in providing “critical guidance for the way we live our lives, and for the way in which we treat each other.”
It may seem so to those who live protected lives.
However, past and present history testify to the barbaric acts carried out by religionists claiming to be inspired and guided by God.
Secularism protects us from the emotive and subjective nature of religious experience, belief and practice.
In the apparently genteel environment of the United Kingdom it may seem innocuous to offer prayers before town hall meetings, in parliament or during school assemblies. However, there is no rational justification for exemplifying a practice that has no objective merit, is divisive, offensive and associated with so much evil.