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

A king of falafel is a good thing to be.

I have fixed the downstairs lavatory. It is the first time I have ever fixed anything. #apresmoiledeluge

Ooh @PetrocTrelawny just name checked Burton Latimer on @BBCRadio3!

Ceramic Review photographer @Cris_Barnett just sent sent me this photograph he made of @RevDavidColes using a plate camera and a process which is direct to paper rather than via a negative. It is my favourite. Thank you!

Don’t you just love the clatter and clicking of clashing face-cages in NFL?

Yet more. I love Twitter.