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

Friday, July 28, 2017


An open letter to Jethro Wilson, brother of Eleanor Wilson, the banned teacher.
Dear Mr Wilson,
I can understand that you may want to display a family loyalty and support your sister.
However, the issue in question has such grave implications for the safety and well being of pupils, that your family loyalty cannot go unchallenged.
You state that your sister denies have sex with the pupil on the trip back from Geneva.
However your sister apparently continued in a relationship with the pupil for the following seven months, texted him and met him for drinks.
She also apparently tried to cover up the relationship she had with the pupil and misled the Head about the nature of their relationship.
You and she may take a position where you dispute what actually occurred sexually between her and the pupil (exact details are often known only to the couple themselves), but what appears to be admitted by all, is that your sister was in an inappropriate relationship with the pupil.
It is wholly unacceptable and an abuse of trust for a teacher to be anything other than a teacher with a pupil.
Instead of you and your sister defending her position, it would do far more good if you were both candid about what took place, admitted what went wrong and was wrong, and contributed to the debate about how best such inappropriate relationships can be prevented.  You can offer advice and suggestions about how schools can be better equipped to deal with such matters, how not to be fobbed off by a deceiving adult, how not to discount a child's testimony and how best  to respond when an  inappropriate relationship is suspected and how, following exposure, it should be handled, in the best interests of the child.
Yours faithfully,
Archbishop Jonathan Blake
"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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