The Revd Neil Fisher arrives in St Stephen's Dunbridge, to take up his first curacy under the formidable Revd Margaret Prowse. Shy, gauche, earnest, kind and determined, he learns the ropes as he meets the many colourful characters who form the congregation. After a family tragedy rocks his boss, Neil finds himself in the deep end. This is a charming mix of stories, comical and moving by turns, around a central core of familiar characters, situations and storylines. One such storyline will be the on/off romance between Neil and Ros, the spiky single mum who looks after the vicarage garden. Another will be the determination of Wendy, leader of the church music group, to bag a vicar for her husband. A third will be the apparently unbalanced partnership between Margaret Prowse and her underdog husband, Frank. The book combines social comedy with spiritual resonance and depth.