The Reverend Richard Coles is a musician, writer, Church of England priest, and co-presenter of Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4, and without doubt now a national treasure!
He read Theology at King’s College, London and after ordination worked as a curate in Lincolnshire, London and Northamptonshire. He was the multi-instrumentalist in the 1980’s band The Communards, which achieved 3 top ten hits including “Don’t Leave Me This Way”. As well as Saturday Live, Reverend Richard Coles is regular panellist on shows, Would I Lie To You, QI and Have I Got News For You.
His latest book, Murder Before Evensong will be published in early June. His other books include Fathomless Riches, Bringing in the Sheaves, Lives and Legends of the Improbable Saints and The Madness of Grief, which was a Sunday Times bestseller. He has just retired from his parish in Finedon, Northamptonshire and settled with his dachshunds in an 18th century cottage in a village in East Sussex.
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