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UP TO 2017
He was also campaigning to reform the inadequate and deeply flawed child protection structures. He was arrested for his writing, charged, convicted of harassment and imposed with a restraining order that constrained his campaign. He carried out 140 hours community service and then was cleared on appeal and had the restraining order lifted.
He was arrested a further three times, for his blogging, to stop a paedophile, was convicted and sentenced to 100 hours community service, and has now applied for permission to appeal. Reporting restrictions and a new restraining order restrict what can be known. He and his family have suffered much but are proud that through all the trauma they have helped to successfully stop a paedophile. His church and the public are also proud of his brave work.
Jesus was crucified a common criminal for his ministry and beliefs. A Christian must be willing to suffer for what is right. His passion and commitment remain undeterred, to continue to do all he can to protect children and to stop their abusers.
Jonathan continues to travel the country and world, ministering with love and compassion, ordaining clergy, conducting marriages and baptisms in every location imaginable and taking personal and sensitive funeral services. His ministry is highly acclaimed.
UP TO 2016
In 2014, his book "That Old Devil Called God Again" was published by Christian Alternative Books, an imprint of the John Hunt publishing House.
He published further books ( see his book page ) and wrote extensively on his blog and his facebook page.
In 2015, his annual fundraising for Save The Children was featured on Channel 4, on Christmas Eve, in the programme "My Crazy Christmas Lights".
Jonathan has seen the Open Episcopal Church grow from strength to strength, opening branches in the United States, Thailand and Brazil. The mayors of Margate, Bournemouth and Cambridge have attended his services and he has ordained clerics across the country.
He has continued to publish, as well as travelling extensively, ordaining clergy and conducting ministry .
UP TO 2013
Jonathan has been invited twice now to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister and at two later events the Deputy Prime Minister in recognition for his work in campaigning for equal marriage since 1994. He consecrated the first woman bishop for Scotland in 2012 and Bishop Lesley Dennis as the first woman bishop for Northumbria in 2013. In May 2013 Jonathan travelled to Cairo to ordain a young priest at St Andrew's Church. Jonathan has been appointed an Independent Custody Visitor with the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime.
UP TO 2010
In 2008 The Open Episcopal Church launched a worldwide service to receive Holy Communion through the post. In 2009 Jonathan was asked to take the wedding blessing for Jade Goody and Jack Tweed and then, after Jade’s tragic death, to take the prayers at the family wake. He also established the campaigning organisation www.whennooneswatching.org. In October he was invited to speak at the University Philosophical Society, Trinity College Dublin.