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

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Transparency and honesty are essential in the delivering of facts, interpretations and judgements. The vested interests that lie behind those who disseminate need to be declared. Newspapers and journalists cannot escape the same requirements. The coverage of the judgement by the Sunday Times has not been impartial.

The Court of Appeal confirmed that the defendants were liable for libel and malicious falsehood in respect of meanings 2 and 3, that they knew the meanings 2 and 3 were untrue, that the journalists were malicious in relation to meanings 2 and 3, that there were many shortcomings in the Sunday Times articles. Consequently, the Court of Appeal made an award of £50,000 for damages in favour of the claimant and maintained the injunction relating to meanings 2 and 3.

This weekend, the Sunday Times has devoted two full pages to lauding their success re meaning 1. Peter Cruddas has no such access to soap box his views, advertise his success or air brush his loss. Who then is the David and who the Goliath, and with whom is integrity found?

At its heart, money, power, networks and influence have been at play in the political, judicial, media and personal circles concerned. Just as politicians and judges must declare their interests, so must newspapers and journalists. The truth remains that politicians, judges, newspaper editors and journalists are all pursuing their careers, securing their incomes, feathering their nests, guarding their reputations, extending their influence and dissembling over their motives; all are at the same game, all are feeding from the same apple.

The sinister difference being, that the Sunday Times and its journalists, can bury truths they find uncomfortable under mountains of verbiage, as they too are found wanting and as they participate in the power brokers' corrupt masquerade.


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