Rev. Richard Coles

Reverend & Broadcaster

Biography

Richard Coles is a priest of the Church of England and Vicar of Finedon in Northamptonshire, where two of his ancestors were Vicars in the seventeenth century (the latter sequestered for malignancy). He has a parallel career in broadcasting and currently co-presents Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 and appears, from time to time, on QI and Have I Got News For You.

Richard is also a Board Member of Wellingborough Homes, providing social and affordable housing in the Borough where he lives, and is also involved with Northampton University.

A quarter of a century ago he was in the pop band The Communards, which makes him the only Vicar to have had a number one record.

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