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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Off social media for Lent. See you on the other side.

Horatio’s hommage to Tracy Emin.

Look after her @SKODAUK_Media @SKODAUK She comes from good stock!

Holy Communion with the Imposition of Ashes this evening at 7 at St Mary’s Finedon #AshWednesday

Architectural historians! Why were fanlights in Georgian Dublin so huge?

Did you know that in England the Empire in ‘Empire line’ used to pronounced Frenchly as ompeer? #honhonheehon

Kettering was on the BBC National weather map.

Tea with Mum. Me: “what are you giving up for Lent?” Mum: “swearing”.

To @UniNorthants for the opening of our new club room generously funded by the Leathersellers Company. Here’s the Master, with the Lord-lieutenant of Northamptonshire, and me rattling our regalia (I have no regalia, I only have a lanyard).

I called in at the in-laws’ today on my way to Clitheroe and reacquainted myself with Vicarage-born Bo #Audreydottir

At Preston Bus Station enjoying the brutalism of its architecture and the hyancinthbucketism of its destinations #PoultonLeFylde #Clitheroe #NewtonLeWillows

I am departing for Clitheroe.

I am proceeding to the North.

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