Rev. Richard Coles


Now vicar of Finedon in Northamptonshire, Rev Richard Coles was formerly the multi-instrumentalist who partnered Jimmy Somerville in the 1980s band The Communards. They achieved three Top Ten hits, including the No. 1 record and best-selling single of 1986, a dance version of "Don't Leave Me This Way".

Coles appears frequently on radio and television as well as in newspapers and, in March 2011, became the regular host of BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live programme.[2] He is a regular contributor to QIWould I Lie to You? and Have I Got News for You.[3] He is an author, Chancellor of the University of Northampton, Honorary Chaplain to the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, and a Patron of social housing project Greatwell Homes in Wellingborough.

Rec Richard Coles will be joining us on Tuesday 27th July 2021.

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