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

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Bishop Elect Lesley Dennis will be consecrated as the Bishop of Northumbria in June. 

Bishop Elect Lesley Dennis was born in Sunderland in 1965. Her father David, was a merchant seaman and her mother,  Eleanor a nurse. She married and had two children, Samantha and Adam by the age of 21. She embarked upon a degree course in English, when her children were of school age and achieved a BA honours in English from the University of Sunderland. In 1994 she qualified from Durham University as a secondary school teacher. Lesley taught English for many years and was promoted to head of department and then Assistant Head teacher. She is  currently studying for a second degree in Theology and Ministry at Lindisfarne Regional Training Partnership and Durham University. Since her priesting she has developed her ministry in a range of contexts, including  Messy Angels, writing and leading Christian courses for adults, setting up a community cafe and chaplaincy work in hospitals and schools. In August 2011 she entered into a Civil Partnership with her partner of 18 years. Currently Lesley is setting up a B&B in Lowick in Northumberland, near the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, where she will offer Christian hospitality and retreats. Lesley teaches Religious Education now part time to high school students. 

Bishop Elect Lesley can be contacted at:

01289 388801