The Rev Richard Coles is one of the few celebrities to have successfully bridged the gap between pop music and the pulpit, but whatever the medium, the message he broadcasts is witty, thought-provoking and always interesting.
He is a Church of England priest in the quintessentially English village of Finedon, Northamptonshire, where two of his ancestors were Vicars in the seventeenth century.
However, in complete contrast, more than a quarter of a century ago, Richard was the instrumentalist half of pop band The Communards, together with Jimmy Somerville. During the 1980s The Communards had three UK Top 10 hits, including Never Can Say Goodbye and the biggest-selling single of 1986, Don’t Leave Me This Way.
Now – With over two million listeners, the Reverend Richard Coles is co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. He regularly appears as a celebrity panelist on shows such as Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You? and QI, and has made guest appearances on Pointless Celebrities, Celebrity Mastermind, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled and Songs of Praise.
In 2016 Richard reached the semi finals of Celebrity Masterchef and in 2017 Richard presented BBC One’s The Big Painting Challenge, alongside Mariella Frostrup, In August 2017, he was announced as the 5th celebrity to join the line-up of Strictly Come Dancing.
Richard writes regularly for newspapers and magazines and has an occasional column in Woman’s Weekly
Having addressed wildly diverse audiences, Richard has refined a highly original, humorous and captivating performance that appeals to all audiences
IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE SHOW he will be joined by the Reverend Canon Michael Burgess of St Peter’s Church, Oughtrington and well known personality in his own right, for a Question and Answer Session with the Audience
This will be a wonderful evening of wit, humour and ‘fathomless riches’.
Don’t miss it!!