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Richard Coles

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Reverend Richard Coles

The Andy Jaye Podcast

Reverend Richard Coles is a former musician, radio broadcaster, and now Church of England priest who was formally a member of the band - The Communards, who had hits in the 1980s with 'Never Can Say Goodbye' and the biggest-selling single of 1986, 'Don’t Leave Me This Way'.In the early 1990s, Richard found his faith and his life was transformed when he transitioned from a former pop star to a vicar. Later in life, as a personality with a strong social following, he remained in the public eye through the positive and tragic times of his life, including the tragic loss of his partner David Oldham.In todays episode, Richard shares the insights from his life story so far in a very open and honest conversation with Andy Jaye. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


8 Sep 2021

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89 - Reverend Richard Coles

Paul McKenna's Positivity Podcast

My guest today is a musician, broadcaster and a Church of England parish priest. His musical career involved partnering with Jimmy Somerville in the band The Communards. He has appeared on BBC shows such as QI, Would I Lie To You? and Have I Got New For You - as well as regularly on Radio 4. He is also Chancellor of The University of Northampton. I am talking today with the Reverend Richard Coles… The Positivity Podcast sees Paul McKenna interview some of the world's most interesting people. From film stars, to entrepreneurs and entertainers, you'll learn the tips and tricks that the best in the business use to stay positive.Don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share your best bits from the episode online.Paul McKenna Twitter: @ImPaulMcKenna Paul McKenna Instagram: @IamPaulMcKenna


4 Aug 2021

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Chapter 128 : Reverend Richard Coles

Iain Dale’s Book Club

Iain Dale talks to broadcaster and vicar, the Reverend Richard Coles about his new book THE MADNESS OF GRIEF: A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND LOSS. It concerns the death of Richard’s partner David from alcoholism, and his experience of grief. It’s an emotional, thought provoking and very honest conversation.

1hr 7mins

7 May 2021

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Sex, Drugs and Richard Coles

A Gay and A NonGay

Britain's favourite priest Richard Coles joins us to chat about partying in Ibiza in his 20's, being openly gay in the church and his late husband's battle with alcoholism. We LOVE this episode!"God has no problem with (being gay) at all, the institution may have. You just have to live your life. God loves you, as you are, doing what you do".Join our family and support our podcast, visit www.gaynongay.com/donate. Get bonus content on Patreon, with our super exclusive fan feed See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


28 Apr 2021

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Reverend Richard Coles

Full Disclosure with James O'Brien

Rev Richard Coles on The Madness Of Grief, his account of coping with the death of his long-term partner


15 Apr 2021

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Episode Eleven - The Reverend Richard Coles and The Madness Of Grief, Eco church and what is stationing ?

One Voice - The podcast of the Methodist Church in Northamptonshire

" It was like a bomb had gone off " is the expression the Rev'd Richard Coles uses to describe the impact of his partner's death. The Reverend David Coles died in 2019 and in April of 2021, Richard's book " The Madness Of Grief " was published. It charts the sometimes combative nature of their relationship as alcohol addiction took hold of David and the trials that any type of addiction can bring. Hear Richard talk about seeing bereavement through the prism of his faith and how he questions his own virtue and security. It's such a candid conversation and bears themes that echo with so many of us at the loss of a loved one. You'll also meet Lydia Barratt from the Young Leader's Scheme; she explains to the podcast what eco districts and eco churches are and how we need to strive to be kinder to the world and become more sustainable. We also chat to the Reverend Phil Snelson, who is about to move on through the process of stationing. Phil discusses its origins, what it asks of individuals and families and his key recollections from 13 years in Northamptonshire. There's also a chance to emulate Rev'd Kim Shorley and correctly identify the Mystery Voice.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/john-rose68/message


12 Apr 2021

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Reverend Richard Coles

Coming Undone with Terri White

Terri speaks to Reverend Richard Coles about his memoir The Madness of Grief.


9 Apr 2021

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A Conversation with Reverend Richard Coles

From The Red House

Tune in for a wide-ranging conversation with Reverend Coles about his extraordinary life and variety of careers, his lifelong love of music of all kinds from Motown to Benjamin Britten, the experience of being an 'accidental popstar', life as a gay man and political activist in the 1980s, how Christian faith can manifest in music and in physical spaces, the great 'community' of both activism and the Church, and the life-changing effects of the recent lockdown. Plus, what our contributors (and dogs) have been listening to lately.


1 Mar 2021

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EP17 - Rev. Richard Coles

The Evelyn Glennie Podcast

The Reverend Richard Coles has me in stitches as he recounts his experiences of music as a child, from a tone-deaf father, a tonally sharp mother and a brilliant but misleading great aunt, I piece together what made him the skilled and entertaining all-rounder he is today!Produced by Cheryl Davis Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


17 Feb 2021

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S2 EP8: Rev. Richard Coles

Out with Suzi Ruffell

Out with Suzi Ruffell - S2 EP8: Rev. Richard ColesOn this weeks episode I chat to the wonderful musician, journalist and Church of England parish priest - Rev. Richard Coles. loved hearing about his story. I hope you do too. Thanks. SuzixxPlease subscribe and leave a review.And if you want to get in touch with me on the show, here's how...email: hello@outwithsuziruffell.comtwitter: @outwithsuzi  A 'Keep It Light Media' ProductionSales, advertising and general enquiries: hello@keepitlightmedia.com


12 Oct 2020