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

Tuesday, March 06, 2018


We try and make every corner of life exciting and fulfilled. So, when two years ago we stumbled across geocaching, we were thrilled! Our front garden is an enchanted place for children (and adults) as they are enthralled by our Christmas light display every year for poor children. It is known locally as 'the Christmas house'. Through the year we try and keep it magical with a water fountain, beside which is a praying angel and then at different times we place an array of animals, insects, dragonflies etc amid the green grass, bed it out with colourful flowers and our bird feeder attracts robins, sparrows, wood pigeons, magpies and many more.

However there is an additional secret. A treasure box!

Those who geocache (open to anyone - just go to their web site) get the coordinates and the clue and then the hunt begins.

Tucked somewhere is a stache of exciting items just waiting for children's eyes to glow wide. When someone finds it, they can take an item and leave one and sign the log.

Our first treasure hunters came from Zimbabwe. Since then, we have had people from Germany, Grimsby, South Africa, Swansea, Switzerland, Malta, USA, France, Wales  and all over the local area. Over 132 people have found it!

Some of their comments have been lovely:

Being locals to the area we have walked past 'the Christmas house' countless times (me only once before, but who could forget!) such a wonderful thought that a cache has been laying in wait for us!  Thanks for such a wonderful treasure trove also! Being a rather windy day yesterday I was desperate for a hair band and your cache provided! Thanks again - and take a well earned favourite point!
Wahooooo... Easy to find! Fun for the geokids!! Loads of cool swaps available!! Thank you!! Long way from home in Pembrokeshire, westest Wales!!! 
Found with the kids who were so excited! Thank you. Toys swapped.

So why not enter into the joy and the mischief of geocaching and placing a treasure box somewhere......

"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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