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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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

Saturday, April 20, 2013


If we use resurrection as a ploy to avoid the agonised distress with which we are presented on every side, then we join the ranks of the dishonest. 

We are addicts to religious heroin with no integrity or moral fibre. 

We enjoy just another form of self-centred hedonism.

Today (Good Friday) we have murdered God. 

We have obliterated our hope.

The Christian three day quick fix of Easter Sunday is a distortion of the challenge that awaits the courageous.

Easter is a metaphor more than a chronological sequence. 

The truth and the reality is that we allow the impoverished to perish while we get high on Easter Mass as though it were all sorted.

Nothing is sorted until with grace and resolve we set out to sort it.

We live awaiting resurrection.

We abide in a seemingly endless Holy Saturday.

The time presses us to make our faith real and to actually inaugurate a new world order - the resurrection society.

It's time to get off our backsides, off our knees, to vacate our altars and our vestments and to become tireless workers to roll the stone away.