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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


It chokes me when I read, even though it be qualified by inverted commas, that horrific word 'honour' associated with such barbaric acts.
The subjugation of women in the name of religion, culture and tradition is abhorrent.
Yet, thoughout the U.K. it is rife.
From FGM, to segregated education, to separate worshipping areas, to arranged or forced marriages, to required concealing modes of attire, to pay differentials, to job inequalities, to domestic chores, to child care practices, to sex trafficking, to  rape and violence, women are repeatedly threatened, restricted, de-humanised and discriminated against.
It is shocking, unacceptable and must be stopped.
It arises from an approach that commodifies women. Men believe they have the right, most wickedly that God has given them the right, to own, command, rule over and control women. They say that women have to abide by certain roles, functions and rules and that they are the enforcers.
We must rid ourselves, our nation and our world of this evil.
"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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