Rodney is less than thrilled to discover that Nicola is working with him at Home Farm and he has a go at her for stealing Paul’s clients. Nicola further alienates Rodney by filling a gap in Home Farm’s diary after Rodney makes an error with a booking and Matthew gives Rodney a warning to buck up his ideas.

Eli is impatient to get Danielle out of the house and tries to take her to a hostel, but she turns on the charm and tells him they were good together. Danielle fears defeat when an undeterred Eli reveals he’s got her a place at a homeless hostel and she tries to sweet-talk Belle into helping her convince the Dingles to let her stay.

Ashley and Laurel try to recruit the villagers to the choir, but only Edna, Turner and Jasmine turn up. But when new parishioner Oliver joins the rehearsal, Ashley’s spirits are buoyed. He’s brought back to Earth with a bump when Bishop George tells him that unless church attendance increases, St Mary’s faces closure. Ashley vows to enlist more villagers to the choir and save the church.

Also, Lexi gets the workers onside by organising an away day at Home Farm.