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, November 05, 2015


New quotes will be added:

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“It is not death that people should fear, but they should fear never beginning to live.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

William Arthur Ward

“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

The seed never sees the flower.
Zen saying

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“The best revenge is to be unlike the one who performed the injury.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

“Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”
– Henry David Thoreau

We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
Native American Proverb

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters

Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.
Jack Brown

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  – J. R. R. Tolkien

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” -Mahatma Ghandi

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus (French existentialist)

"I am not Christian or Catholic.....I am life" - Gabriel Blake (9yrs old)

"A new way of thinking for all. As of today, when someone asks you your religious beliefs and faith, answer with this: Firstly, I am a human being, the same as 7 billion others in every way, and like them I wish to look after my family, to love and feed them and be there for them and be happy. Secondly, my religious faith is mine, whatever your faith is, is irrelevant. This irrelevance is not disrespectful towards you - it's just that your faith and my faith may be different, but this matters not, as firstly we are human, we are the same. Human first, baggage second." Carson Bilsland, killed in Algeria in 2012, wrote on Christmas Day


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