Richard Coles

Richard Coles


The Reverend Richard Coles is an English musician, writer, Church of England priest, and co-presenter of Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4. He read Theology at King’s College London, and after ordination worked as a curate in Lincolnshire, then in central London, before coming to Finedon in Northamptonshire, where is Vicar. He was the multi-instrumentalist who partnered Jimmy Somerville in the 1980s band the Communards, which achieved three Top Ten hits, including the Number 1 record and best-selling single of 1986, a club/dance version of “Don’t Leave Me This Way”. He is the author of Fathomless Riches, Bringing in the Sheaves, and Lives and Legends of the Improbable Saints. He lives in the Vicarage at Finedon with his dachshunds.

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Will be flipping tonight between Spain v Poland and Cardiff Singer of the World. Loving Pedri, central midfield, and Kutateladze, mezzo-soprano.

It’s on #centralheating #flamingjune

I am one fifteenth of a degree away from putting on the central heating.

Hey @MarianKeyes! Red and green should not be seen except upon an Irish colleen? That’s a thing, right?

One of my favourite things in football is when a sub comes on towards the end of the second half all eager and full of beans.

Red and green should not be seen except with something in between — but I think this Portuguese strip looks great.

After forty years of living and working in London I can now step on and off escalators with exactly the correct position and momentum to avoid lurch.

Exciting news: they’ve restored the 0624 to London St Pancras, a nine coach beauty, with tables, plugs and somewhere to put your things. And it’s direct to St Pancras, no stops, 45 minutes.

This is the Age of the Old Train.

It is the Feast of St Juliana Falconieri, who vomited herself to death in 1341. As she lay dying a priest laid a consecrated wafer on her chest. It was miraculously absorbed, and she was found to have the image of wafer printed indelibly on her breast. Patron of Nausea.

I’d be happier if a bilateral trade deal could be swiftly done with Belgium and he could come on for England and liven things up a bit #SCOENG

YEE…ooo (pause) YEE…ooo #ENGSCO

Brilliant brilliant report by @YousraElbagir on #C4News’ Unreported World right now about women organising weddings in north eastern Nigerian despite the threat from Boko Haram. Find it on All 4.

Yes, the crust is tahini and lemon juice (thanks to @ottolenghi for the idea).

Hey, what do you think this crust is on this sort-of navarin of lamb that I have just made?

Here is no longer Conservative. It would tempting to think anything could happen.

Karel Poborski! What happened to him?

Don’t you think Patrik Schick looks a bit like Aljaž from Strictly?

Got my haar knipped at the Turkish barbers in town and wonder why in his mirror without my specs on I look like a death’s head when I’m actually the fattest I’ve ever been?

Looks like I picked the wrong time to move my vast wealth into City commercial property.