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 civil partner and four dachshunds.

Richard Coles @RevRichardColes

Unbearable tension here #Eurovision

Absolutely my favourite bit. Good evening Europe from Երևան! #Eurovision

Well, that’s made my night.

Point of vesture: monks do not chant with their hoods up #Eurovision

I have voted for Australia, Czech Republic and Iceland #EUROVISION #influencer

I wonder if Madonna is backstage watching her warm ups thinking “how many ways could this not work for me?” #Eurovision

Another thing I enjoy about #Eurovision is wondering what the buses are like in the contestants’ home countries.

Do you remember the Aprés Toi lady from Luxembourg who won in 1972? Well, she is the first of two #Eurovision winners to marry into the European nobility (to the von Ruffins of Schleswig-Holstein). The other is Anna-Frid of ABBA who married Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss of Plauen.

I love Czech Republic. I love Bohomockney. Dix points from me #EUROVISION

Ruddy Brexit making our text votes not work #Eurovision

My favourite thing in #Eurovision is when the people who are giving the votes outdo each other in insisting they are having the most amazing barrdy.

Bit of a shame for the Queen that she never gets to the football now Prince William is all over it #FACupFinal

My football nouse, however, is triumphantly vindicated. I saw a young fellow called Kevin de Bruyne play for Genk ten years ago and thought “he is de onzin van de hond”. #FACupFinal

Proof again that my football prayers are terrible. Sorry Watford, you deserved better #FACupFinal

The power of #bbcsaturdaylive

That time of year when I pop into John Lewis and remember the unspeakable feel of a flip flop thong between my big toe and its neighbour.

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