Richard Coles

Openly Gay Church Of England Parish Priest Who Was Formerly A Member Of Hit 1980s Band 'The Communards'

How to hire Richard Coles

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When he is at corporate events, Reverend Richard Coles is known to cover the following topics.

Inclusion & Diversity - Having experienced first-hand the devastating effects of discrimination on the LGBT+ community, Reverend Richard Coles is a passionate inclusion and diversity speaker. This emotive perspective resonates with audiences, teaching them the importance of understanding and acceptance on our journey to equality. An event featuring Reverend Coles is sure to open your audience’s eyes to the battles faced by the LGBT+ community.

Religious Faith - Since first joining the Christian faith in the 1980s, Reverend Coles has risen through the ranks to be appointed a Church of England parish priest. He has gone on to shape the faith for the better, improving the level of inclusivity and dismantling the LGBT+ discrimination prevalent in religion. Reverend Coles discusses this journey at events.

80s Music Scene - Well-adept at the saxophone, clarinet and keyboard, Reverend Coles’ move to London resulted in a thriving music career with The Communards. He provides audiences with a unique insight into the 80s music scene, supplying context for their UK Number One hit, Don’t Leave Me This Way.

Broadcasting & Journalism - From Strictly Come Dancing to Would I Lie to You?, Reverend Coles is no stranger to the screen. He has worked closely in the broadcasting and journalism industries, leading him to appear on a wealth of popular television shows. Reverend Coles provides audiences with a behind the scenes view of British broadcasting.

“We were delighted with Richard Coles’ presentation, it was amusing, well delivered and appropriate for the day. We also appreciated the efforts he made to network with our guests before his presentation.” – AXA