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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Piers you really don't know what you are trying to say here, in this self contradicting piece. Interestingly it reflects the very confusion about which you are writing. On the one hand you state you are a man, married with children, a defined masculine presence, requiring no equivocation or new lingual forms. On the other, there are, in your experience brave individuals, like Caitlyn Jenner, who have defined themselves differently. However, you object to the activists who bully over language and definitions. Then you produce literally your 'throw away' line, keeping up your theme of garbage, when you say that children are born 'boys and girls'.  Sorry Piers, that's the point you seem to be missing - they are born - fact. As to their 'gender identity', that is, you have made clear, up for grabs and not to be dictated to by those in the delivery suite. You see, it's a complicated things this identity of ours. You are 'identifying proudly as a male' , as I do, but others comment that we present as quite effeminate? Just having the two crude categories can in no way encompass our species' glorious heterogeneity.
"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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