W&N Autobiography Hb October £20.00 288pp 16pp colour illustrations 978 0 297 60988 9 ebook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 60989 6
2.1 million listeners tune into Richard Coles’ bbC Radio 4 programme Saturday Live each week
RICHARD COLES Into the Harvest
The reverend richard Coles’ reflective account of life as a parish priest and broadcaster.
This book continues where Fathomless Riches left off, with Richard Coles’ ordination. The story, however, is told very differently, following the church calendar from Epiphany to Christmas, drawing on Richard’s experiences in his ten years of ministry, serving in boston in Lincolnshire, knightsbridge in central London, and Finedon in Northamptonshire.
Underscoring the rhythm of parish life – especially memorable baptisms, marriages, funerals and communions is his continuing career as a broadcaster and in the media. How can one be the servant of two masters? What is the grain and texture of a parish priest’s life? How can you be faithful in ministry and not unintelligible to the rest of the world?
Wry, observant and worldly wise, Into the Harvest is the perfect read for those in search of quiet amidst the clamour of modern life.
‘One of the most immensely readable – and redeemable – memoirs of the year’ Sunday Times on Fathomless Riches
The reverend richard Coles rose to fame as a member of the Communards with Jimmy Somerville. He later read Theology at king’s College London and was ordained in 2005. He is the presenter of Saturday Live on bbC Radio 4.
Location: Finedon, Northamptonshire Available for interview @revrichardColes
W&N Non-Fiction • October 2016