PHLS 2022: Rev. Richard Coles in conversation with Sioned Wiliam

PHLS 2022: Rev. Richard Coles in conversation with Sioned Wiliam

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Murder Before Evensong

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Rev. Richard Coles in conversation with Sioned Wiliam

Murder Before Evensong

Rev. Richard Coles is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live and the only vicar in Britain to have had a No.1 hit single and appeared on Strictly Come Dancing! He read Theology at King's College London and lives in his parish of Finedon, Northamptonshire.

After two volumes of memoir and non-fiction he has now written his first novel, a murder mystery set in the fictional parish of Champton. It features Canon Daniel Clement whose quiet life is suddenly disrupted when a notable patron is found dead at the back of the church, stabbed in the neck with a pair of secateurs. Together with his formidable mother Audrey and their two dachshunds, Daniel must suddenly turn detective.

Sioned Wiliam is a comedy producer and executive. Formerly a controller of comedy for ITV, she is currently the commissioning editor of comedy for BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra.

Advance praise for Murder Before Evensong by Rev. Richard Coles

'Murder Before Evensong has all the elements that make up a classic detective story: a pitch perfect setting, a genuine puzzle, a gruesome murder (or more) and engaging characters. I loved it.' Philip Pullman

'The Reverend Richard Coles gives us a serpent in England's pastoral Eden - and whodunnit fans can give praise and rejoice.' Ian Rankin

'I've been waiting for a novel with vicars, rude old ladies, murder and sausage voila!' Dawn French

BOOKS - Available to purchase when booking your ticket. Easy and convenient with one payment!

Murder Before Evensong by Rev. Richard Coles - £16.99

You will be offered this opportunity as an 'Add On' at checkout. For those who are attending the talk in person, your book will be available for you to collect at the event. Those who purchase an Online ticket, will be able to arrange collection or postage of your book with who are supplying the books for all the lectures, donating a percentage of these sales to St Mary's.

Speaker will be signing books at the end of the event.

All lectures start at 7pm followed by a live Q&A. Approximate finish time is 8.30pm.

Proceeds are in aid of St Mary’s church - a vital base for outreach services to vulnerable local people, including the elderly, the homeless and young people at risk.


Book tickets for other POP-UP talks HERE

Single lecture: £12/£10 concessions (OAPs, unemployed, students)

Children under 16: free (a donation is encouraged)

Online Live-Streaming ticket: £10 (You will be emailed a link, ahead of the event, to watch the talk live-streamed via YouTube)


COVID: This year’s lectures will be run in line with any Covid guidelines in place. We will offer in-person and live-stream tickets. In the event of Covid restrictions tightening and it proving impossible to have an audience in the Church, all talks will move online and you will be offered a partial refund, or a full refund should you no longer wish to hear the talk.

Booking Fee: All bookings are subject to a small booking fee which goes to Eventbrite, which provide us with this convenient online booking service.

Ticket Availability: Ticket sales will be online until Noon on the day of the lecture and after that, on the door, subject to availability.

Alternatively, you can buy tickets in person locally from Primrose Hill Books on Regents Park Road or from our Parish Office by contacting 020 77223238 or email

Refund Policy: We allow refunds up to one day before the event or in the event of a postponement or cancellation of the date. On sold-out events, we may be able to accept refunds after this time if we have a waiting list for people awaiting returns.

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