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date: 13 April 2021

Coles, Rev. Richard Keith Robert free

Born Northampton 26 March 1962; s of Nigel Coles and Elizabeth Coles (née Davey); civil partnership 2010, David (d 2019)

Vicar of St Mary the Virgin, Finedon, since 2011

Education

Wellingborough Sch.; South Warwickshire Coll. of Further Educn; King’s Coll. London (BA 1994; FKC 2017); Univ. of Leeds (MA 2005); Coll. of the Resurrection, Mirfield

Career

Band Member: Bronski Beat, 1984–85; The Communards, 1985–88. Presenter, Night Waves, BBC Radio 3, 1994–2003. Ordained deacon, 2005, priest, 2006; Curate and Lectr, St Botolph, Boston, 2005–07; Curate, St Paul’s, Knightsbridge, 2007–10, Chaplain to RAM, 2007–08. Presenter: Saturday Live, BBC Radio 4, 2010–; The Big Painting Challenge, 2017–. Chancellor, Univ. of Northampton, 2017–. Patron, Wellingborough Homes, 2017–. Hon. PhD Northampton, 2012; Hon. DLitt Warwick, 2016

Publications

Lives of the Improbable Saints, 2012; Legends of the Improbable Saints, 2013; Fathomless Riches, 2014; Bringing in The Sheaves, 2016

Recreations

walking around looking at things

Address

The Vicarage, Church Hill, Finedon NN9 5NR

Clubs

Groucho