Pop star turned priest comes to Ropetackle

Richard Coles
Richard Coles

Rock-star reverend Richard Coles comes to Shoreham’s Ropetackle on Saturday, October 18, at 2.30pm.

Ropetackle spokesman Mark Phillips said: “The pop-star turned parish priest comes to Ropetackle this Saturday to launch his new memoir Fathomless Riches, which details his fascinating life from pop to pulpit.

“Now host of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Richard was one half of pop group The Communards, whose number one hit Don’t Leave Me This Way, was the biggest-selling single of 1986. To say the least, Richard has had a hugely-diverse and richly-fascinating life, and he’ll be revealing all here at Ropetackle.

“His wit, humour, and warm personality have endeared him to countless fans, so don’t miss this chance to see Richard up close and personal, ask him your questions in our Q&A session, or even have a little chat during the after-show book signings.”

Richard is now a parish priest in Northamptonshire.

Mark added: “Richard Coles gives the phrase time management a new emphasis. From conducting the funeral of a cross-dressing farmer and recording an interview with a Californian who believes he was abducted by aliens, to a lunch meeting with the Mothers Union, then making an after-dinner speech to a roomful of thoughtful actuaries, his work has taken him from food-fights in a Swiss hotel with the Beastie Boys to propitiating the gods of the sea as deputy chaplain to the Admiral Of The Wash on his annual inspection of the beacons and buoys. The result is one of the most readable and illuminating autobiographies of the year.”

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