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

Monday, June 12, 2017


It is a stark and sobering fact that so many people throughout history have suffered and are suffering unjustly at the hands of the so called 'justice' system.
"You brave, courageous and wonderful man.
To stand up for the truth in the face of suppression and oppression
is truly an act of a pure heart."
From those who have been falsely accused, to those who have languished in prison for decades, to those whose lives have been taken from them, who have effectively been murdered by the state, by the courts, by the lawyers and by the juries that wrongly convicted them.

It's easy, for those unaffected, to be blase about such suffering, almost in the glib manner that innocent casualties of war are scooped up in the permissive phrase, 'collateral damage'.

In time the truth can prevail. However, this is of little use for those whose lives were taken from them, who were blighted or whose lives were stolen by incarceration.

The one saving grace, is that those who know, 100%, that they are innocent, like myself and those whose family and friends know, 100%, that they are innocent, like myself, and moreover, those that know, 100%, that they have been acting righteously for the good of others, like myself, and those whose family and friends know, 100%, that they have been acting righteously for the good of others, like myself, are able to accommodate whatever indignities and suffering have been meted out to them, with the firewall of confidence, that love, truth and justice is on their side. That is why the peaceful martyrs of history, who have been unjustly convicted, have been able to die, at the hands of their accusers, with such grace. 

So here I place an incomplete list in whose company I am proud to be placed. It is incomplete, because there is no exhaustive list yet compiled, nor, in fact could there be. There are countless others who are unknown victims of injustice, for whom truth never manage to prevail, who are forgotten or even unknown and so unrecorded.

So these names, while each bearing a story of unjust suffering, are also symbols pointing beyond themselves to the 'collateral damage' of  imperfect and dangerously flawed judicial systems.
Jonathan Blake
Sally Clark
Angela Cannings
Nora Wall
Richard Jewell
Tammy Marquardt 
Lynn DeJac
Gregory Bright
Delbert Tibbs
Oscar Romero
Michael Lloyd Self
Debbie Tucker Loveless
John Harvey Miller
Jesus Christ
Joyce Ann Brown
The Scillitan Martyrs
Steve Titus
Clarence Brandley
Claus von Bulow
Thomas Martin Thomspon
Raymond Towler
Anthony Porter
Ron Willamson
Dennis Fritz
Jerzy Popiełuszko 
Jeffrey Mark Deskovic
Francisco Franky Carillo
Robert Taylor
Jonathan Barr
James Harden
Thomas Kennedy
Paul Schneider
John Fisher
Mahatma Gandhi
Ilgar Mammadov
Anar Bayramli
Jan Hus
Ramin Bayramov
St Sebastian
Arif Yunus
Robert Lee Veal
Shainne Sharp
Cameron Todd Willingham
Ray Krone
Robert Jones
Juan Rivera
Mahdi Abu Deeb
Mohammad Sanad al-Makina
Abdulhadi al-Khawaja
Hassan Mushaima
Abdelwahab Hussain
Maximilian Kolbe
Abdel-Jalil al-Singace
William Tyndale
Mohammad Habib al-Miqdad
Abdel-Jalil al-Miqdad
Gary Guager
Mark Maxson
Ken Wyniemko
Shareef Cousin
George Wishart
Alan Gell
Richard Alexander
Clarence Elkins
David Camm
Ryan Ferguson
Jerome of Prague
Brian Banks
Hannah Overton
Margaret Pole
Patrick Hamilton
Susan Jean King
Franz Jagerstatter
Anne Askew
Adrian Thomas
Andre Ash
Earl Washington Junior
Johhny Briscoe
Willie Earl Green
Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon
Colin Campbell Ross
Max Stuart
George Blaurock
Darryl Beamish
John Button
Iryna Khalip
Eduard Lobau
Uladzimir Niaklajeu
Alexander McLeod-Lindsay
Edward Splatt
David Szach
Lindy Chamberlain
Thomas More
Ray Mickelberg
Peter Mickelberg
Brian Mickelberg
Graham Stafford
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Henry Keogh
Andrew Mallard
James Driskell
Yorm Bopha
Aster Fissehatsion
Dawit Isaak
Mahmoud Ahmed Sheriffo
Petros Solomon
Haile Woldetensae
Eskinder Nega
Ebrima Manneh
Robert Baltovich
Donald Marshall Jn
David Milgaard
Guy Paul Morin
Romeo Philion
Thomas Sophonow
Rejean Hinse
Patrick Dils
Hermine Rupp
Atefah Sahaaleh
Osgur Breatnach
Nicky Kelly
Brian Mcnally
Michael Plunkett
Beda Chang
John Fitzpatrick
Meir Tobianski
Amos Baranes
Cecilia Schelingova
Azat Naffso
Arnaldo Lazarovsky
Wang Zhiming
Hamed Zinati
Amanda Knox
Rafaelle Sollecito
Giuseppe Gulotta
Pietro Valpreda
Hugh Latimer
Enzo Tortora
Daniele Barilla
Jose Sanchez del Rio
Fabio Carlino
Sakae Menda
Govinda Prasad Mainali
Toshikazu Sugaya
Nicholas Ridley
Jacinta Francisco Marcial
Bartolome Blanco
Wilco Viets
Herman Dubois
Cees Borsboom
Lucia De Berk
Arthur Allan Thomas
Teina Pora
David Dougherty
David Bain
Eric Volz
Fritz Moen
Per Kristian Liland
Thembekile Molaudzi
Dolores Vazquez
Sture Burgwall
Chang Kuoching
Nguyen Thanh Chen
John Gordon Purvis
Glenn Ford
Anthony Capozzi
Bernard Baran
Leroy Orange
Kirk Bloodsworth
Darryl Hunt
Thomas Haynesworth
John Thompson
Thomas Winslow
Joseph White
Ada JoAnn Taylor
Kathy Gonzalez
James Dean
Debra Shelden
Anthony Ray Hinton
Margaret Kelly Michaels
Steven Avery
Tim Cole
Michael Morton
Kenny Richey
Glen Woodall
Tim Masters
Kenny "Bo" Jones
Santiago Ventura Morales
James Calvin Tillman
Martin Tankleff
Joseph Burrows
Yusef Salaam
Binayak Sen
Soni Sori
Irom Sharmila Chanu
Mordechai Vanunu
Bahman Ahmadi Amou'i
Joseph Smith
Zhila Bani-Yaghoub
Lucy Yi Zhenmei
Cristobal Magallanes Jara
Arzhang Davoodi
John Rogers
Rowland Taylor
Miguel Pro
Hyrum Smith
Ghoncheh Ghavami
William Hunter
Kouhyar Goudarzi
Zeynab Jalaliyan
John Hooper
Mohammad Sadigh Kabudvand
Zhila Karamzadeh-Makvandi
Laurence Saunders
Habibollah Latifi
Francis Taylor
Hossein Ronaghi Maleki
Dirk Willems
Narges Mohammadi
Parvin Mokhtareh
Anton McCray
Raymond Santana
Kevin Richardson
Thomas Cranmer
Kharey Wise
Sir Edmund Campion
Sabrina Butler
Jeffrey Scott Hornoff
Debra Jean Milke
Ricky Jackson
Margaret Ball
Wiley Bridgeman
Lewis Fogle
Randall Dale Adams
Brian Baldwin
Gary Dotson
Verneal Jimerson
Dennis Williams
Kenneth Adams
Willie Rainge
Jospeh Sledge
Cornelius Dupree
Darryl Hunt
Caleb Powers
Leo Frank
Hamad al-Naqi
Azimzhan Askarov
Ali Abd Jalil
Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir
Ali Anouzla
Phyo Phyo Aung
Cosmas of Aetolia
Fela Kuti
Oh Hae-won
Thomas Mooney
Jack McCullough
Clarence Earl Gideon
The Martyrs of Compiegne
Rubin Carter
James Joseph Richardson
Nicola Sacco
Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Scottsboro Boys
Jospeh Majczek
Theodore Marcinkiewizk
George Stinney
Ed Johnson
Bill Wilson
The Mickelberg Brothers
Dewey Bozella 
Gerry Conlon 
Arthur Allan Thomas
Rubin Carter 
Steven Truscott
Oscar Neebe
Charles Hudspeth
George Washington Davis
Jack Davis
Dr Samuel Holmes Sheppard 
Chief Leschi
William Jackson Marion
Mahmoud Hussein Mattan
General John D. Lavelle
St Joan of Arc
Charles Butler MacVay 111
Alfred Dreyfus
Jean Calas 
The Salem Witch Trials
Colin Campbell Ross
Thomas Cornell
Lorenzo Ruiz
Oh Hae-won
Feodosia Morozova
Baba Jan
Chen Wei
Dhondup Wangchen
Ershidin Israil
Gao Zhisheng
Guo Feixiong
Francis Ferdinand de Capillas
Guo Xiaojun
Arthur Bell
Vicente Liem de la Paz
Liu Xiaobo
Mao Hengfeng
Shi Tao
Wang Junling
Wang Xiaodong
Mikhail Kosenko
Nikolay Kavkazsky
Ruslan Sokolovsky
Ildar Dadin
Yaroslav Belousov
Alexei Navalny
Raif Badawi
Mohammad bin Saleh al-Bajadi
Saud al-Hashimi
Khaled al-Johani
Hamza Kashgari
Ashraf Fayadh
Issa al-Hamid
Alaa Brinji
Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr
Zuhair Kutbi
Mikhlif al-Shammari
Waleed Abu al-Khair 
Abdulaziz al-Shubaili
Saleh al-Ashwan
Omar al-Said
Abdulrahman al-Hamid
Abdulkareem al-Khoder
Abdullah al-Hamid
Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani
Fowzan al-Harbi
Fadhel al-Manasif
Ussamah Mohammed
Faisal Saleh
Ali al-Abdullah
Mazen Darwish
Shibal Ibrahim
Riad Seif
Somyot Prueksakasemsuk
Ramzi Abcha
Ghazi Beji
Ruslan Kotsaba
Nasser bin Ghaith
Saifullah Paracha
Azam Farmonov
Alisher Karamatov
Solijon Abdrahmanov
Leopoldo López
Cù Huy Hà Vũ
Le Cong Dinh
Nguyen Dan Que
Nguyen Van Hai
Nguyen Van Ly
Phan Thanh Hai
Ta Phong Tan
Vi Duc Hoi
Trần Huỳnh Duy Thức
Dominic Daley
James Halligan
John Gordon
Wei Quin 'an 
Teng Xingshan 
Nie Shubin
Harry Gleeson
Jiang Guoqing 
Abdollah Momeni
Sayed Ziaoddin (Zia) Nabavi
Mansour Osanlou
Jafar Panahi
Isa Saharkhiz
Mohammad Seifzadeh
Reza Shahabi
Saeed Shirzad
Abdolfattah Soltani
Heshmat Tabarzadi
 Majid Tavakoli
Pavel Sevyarynets
Mikola Statkevich
Anton Suryapin
Sa'eed Mirza al-Nuri
Mohammad Hassan Jawwad
Mohammad Ali Ridha Isma'il
Abdullah al-Mahroos
Abdul-Hadi Abdullah Hassan al-Mukhodher
Ebrahim Sharif
Salah Abdullah Hubail al-Khawaja
Leyla Yunus
Vidadi Isgandarov
Taleh Khasmammadov
Bakhtiyar Guliyev
Mahammad Azizov
Shahin Novruzlu
Rashad Hasanov
Rashadat Akhundov
Zaur Gurbanli
Uzeyir Mammadli 
Ilkin Rustamzade
John Perry, his mother and brother
Timothy Evans
George Kelly
Derek Bentley 
Chipita Rodriguez
Thomas Griffin
Meeks Griffin
Joe Arridy
George Stinney
Carlos DeLuna
Jesse Tafero
Johhny Garrett
Saint Roch
Saint Philip Howard 
Saint Menas Kallikelados
Saint Margaret of Antioch
Helen of Skofde
Blandina of Lyon


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