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

Thursday, October 05, 2017


Unfortunately, the anonymity that is meant to assist rape and abuse victims can actually obstruct their restoration and muddle the handling of this gross evil in society.
Instead of being able to target and convict dangerous paedophiles and abusers, the whole issue has become embroiled in confusion over questions of consent within relationships, the effects of alcohol, the clumsiness of how we handle sexuality and its close links to identity, morality, personality and the political, emotional and psychological ramifications of sexual encounters interfacing with family, colleagues and sense of self.
Miscarriages of justice will be legion unless there can be a frank and open debate about such matters, but that can only happen if the present anonymity is removed and the facts of cases and the full details about the victims and their abusers are made known.
The fear that this would deter victims from giving evidence must be balanced with the reality that consigning a victim, to a lifetime of anonymity entraps them within a mothballed experience of rape and abuse, that by never being exposed to the light of normality, retains its destructive power.
The present system is also unaccountable, giving too much power and secrecy to the police, the legal profession and the courts.
"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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