Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married with 5 children.

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Tear gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, worked with Mother Teresa, escaped a murderer, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, 12 yrs an Anglican, slept on the streets, travelled to Auschwitz, Kenya and Pakistan to promote peace, opened the first inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote a biblical text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his office within the CofE to pioneer independent ministry, baptised 1000's in homes, even on Mount Snowdon + in a circus ring, conducted a wedding underwater, published ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, was consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did the first gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers for defamation, co-consecrated the first women bishops for England. Wales and Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass to sex workers, posted it too, was elected Archbishop, arrested for taking his kids onto a roof, not charged - they were harnessed, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, conducted the wedding of the star Jade Goody, was invited to Downing Street, published 'That Old Devil Called God Again'.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

WOW!

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teen-lost-arms-becomes-unlikely-basketball-hero/#

SUNSHINE

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
James Matthew Barrie

Friday, April 28, 2017

LOVE IS A FRUIT

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Mother Teresa

WHEN I NEEDED A NEIGHBOUR WERE YOU THERE...

https://www.positive.news/2017/society/26742/despite-headlines-people-care-say-team-behind-new-refugee-befriending-scheme/

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

IN THIS IMMACULATE FIELD

In this earth, in this immaculate field, we shall not plant any seeds, except for compassion, except for love. Rumi

OVERCOMING PREJUDICE

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/a-patient-says-something-hateful-and-heres-what-a-muslim-medical-student-does/2017/04/07/5b5726f2-fc6d-11e6-8ebe-6e0dbe4f2bca_story.html?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_1_na&utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffer2f110&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=.cb2ce61d70e8

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

11 TIFFINS TO 200 BECAUSE LOVE COULD SEE

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/2182/This-Doctor-Has-Been-Feeding-500-Abandoned-Elderly-People-Every-Day-For-10-Years

HEARTS TOGETHER

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/previously-suicidal-man-runs-marathon-guy-talked-bridge/#

LOVE IS

Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Sam Keen

Monday, April 24, 2017

THE CHILDREN

Receive the children in reverence; educate them in love; let them go forth in freedom.
Rudolf Steiner

THE LOVE THAT CAN UNITE EVERY HEART

http://www.pravmir.com/muslims-jordan-guard-churches-easter-sunday/

Sunday, April 23, 2017

THAT WONDERFUL PATH OF COMPASSION

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/2175/Firefighters-Throw-Baby-Shower-For-Woman-Who-Lost-Everything-In-Fire

LOVE

Where there is love there is life.
Gandhi

THE KEY TO LIFE - CARING ABOUT OTHERS

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/college-students-providing-homeless-free-health-care-years/#

Friday, April 21, 2017

ALL THE PRECIOUS WORDS

all the precious words you and i have exchanged have found their way into the heart of the universe....one day they'll pour on us like whispering rain helping us arise from our roots again

Rumi