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.

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Sandy Brown giving a masterclass to @RevDavidColes in a late night Vicarage potting event.

@RevRichardColes It's what we at the College of Arms call a 'panther incensed' -- meaning fragrant rather than angry, despite appearances. Like many heraldic beasts, it comes from medieval bestiaries mangling zoology. The Beauforts also used these even stranger Yale monsters as supporters:

Northamptonshire people, gangs are are stealing and slaughtering sheep on farms around the county. Please look out for any suspicious activity and report it. And please retweet.

Watching Simon Reeve in Russia and recall a spook recently telling me in their office they have a life size cut out of Putin and they gave him a Pride lanyard for LGBT Month.

Hey @YorkMinChoir that was the best #ChoralEvensong I have heard in ages. Thanks, and thanks @BBCRadio3