Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. 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

Thursday, June 01, 2017


While being a lifelong supporter of multiculturalism, I suggest that there are severe consequences of patterns that separate the genders and assign them different tasks.
I submit that the brutality and barbarity witnessed of late is able to arise because it is hatched in the minds and imaginations of men whose lives are spent in the company of other men. These are men who have little contact with any softening or challenging female influence from the nurturers and carers of their societies.
The male hunting predatory nature has free reign to scour the earth and become its scourge. Its balancing within a community of equality between men and women is not possible.
While preserving multi-cultural approaches, there must be an awareness, that the benefit of the interface between cultures is that such gender isolation can be gradually eroded.
Perhaps the greatest way to stop the terrorist bloodshed of the present is not by armies, bloodshed and military operations but by helping to facilitate the gender equality that will tug men back from the brutal edges of ruthless thinking to a realisation that human life and love is sacred.
"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."


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