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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Their treatment of Charlie Gard and his family has been deeply disturbing and has been a public relations disaster for the hospital.
Sometimes events reveal what otherwise remains hidden and Charlie's plight has exposed a deep malaise at the heart of Great Ormond Street.
A comprehensive review must take place, and changes made, so that the wishes of parents, protecting and fighting for the health of their baby, must be respected, as must their desire to nurse their beloved at home.
A hospital must never again become a fortress and a prison. Doctors must never again usurp the love of devoted parents. Courts must never again barricade a child from being able to receive treatment offered elsewhere.
Charlie's plight has become a plight in which so many ordinary families have shared.
I have often been incensed when doctors and nurses, acting beyond their remit, have denied proper requests from families for different approaches to be taken towards their loved ones, even refusing to facilitate their palliative and terminal care at home.
The health services of the country should not bully patients and their families or abrogate a person's right to choose their destiny.
"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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