Join us for an evening with bestselling author, broadcaster and all-around national treasure, the Reverend Richard Coles, as he talks about his new novel A Death in the Parish, the page-turning sequel to his number one bestseller Murder Before Evensong.

Canon Daniel Clement is back… 

It’s been a few months since murder tore apart the community of Champton apart. As Canon Daniel Clement tries to steady his flock, the parish is joined with Upper and Lower Badsaddle, bringing a new tide of unwanted change.

But church politics soon become the least of Daniel’s problems. His mother – headstrong, fearless Audrey – is obviously up to something, something she is determined to keep from him. And she is not the only one.

And then all hell breaks loose when murder returns to Champton in the form of a shocking ritualistic killing…

Cosy Crime fans can give praise and rejoice and look forward to what is sure to be an entertaining evening. We look forward to welcoming the Reverend Richard Coles to Oswestry!

Until his retirement from clerical duties in 2022, the Reverend Richard Coles was a Church of England priest in Finedon, Northamptonshire. In complete contrast, Richard was the instrumentalist half of pop band The Communards, who had 3 UK Top Ten hits in the 1980’s. He now co-presents Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 and appears, from time to time, on QI, Have I Got News For You, and Would I Lie To You? He has won Christmas Masterchef, Celebrity Mastermind twice, and captained Leeds to victory in Christmas University Challenge in 2019. A contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, he scored a lamentably low mark for a Paso Doble.

He writes regularly for the Sunday Times, and is the author of half a dozen books, including a bestselling autobiography, Fathomless Riches, and the bereavement bestseller The Madness of Grief. Murder Before Evensong, the first book in the Canon Clement Mystery series, was an instant number 1 Sunday Times bestseller.


Tickets: £20 (Admits One and includes a signed copy of A Death in the Parish) or £30 (Admits Two with one signed copy of A Death in the Parish)

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