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, March 21, 2018


In their 2010 autobiography "Ooh! What a Lovely Pair", Ant and Dec stated that they would never go it alone. "Neither one of us would ever be on our own out there". Piers Morgan, snake slithering from his branch, goaded with the apple "Declan, the show must go on". Now comes the knifed betrayal, in just a matter of a few short days, a loyalty and a friendship that has spanned decades becomes dust, in the face of money and media pressure. Boycott Saturday Night Takeaway, or let it be aired, but with two replacement presenters.
The world is riven by betrayals. This is not about forgiveness or judgement. It is about assessing whether Declan's choice is a useful exemplar to society and to the masses who adore Ant and Dec. Jesus forgave Judas and did not judge him detrimentally, but he and all would have assessed Judas's actions pejoratively. Loyalty, commitment to relationship and friendship, sacrificing one's own advantage for the sake of another, standing with a beloved in the darkness as well as the light, foregoing opportunity for the sake of your word, are all noble, inspirational choices that edify and uplift us all. We need well known figures to set the highest examples.
And how can Declan engage with, and how can the public accept from him, any jokes, spoofs, frivolity or laughter when his close friend and associate Ant is in collapse? Will it not all be hollow, artificial, typically engineered by the media circus to treat us like imbeciles, instead of feeling human beings, for whom the demise of a loved one, is as the end of a world?
"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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