New faces, new beginnings

The nuns and midwives finally move into their new premises after the demise of Nonnatus House. The building is not the only new sight as Sister Winifred arrives from the Mother House. She’s a warm-hearted, slightly innocent young woman.

Jenny is concerned about new mother Merle’s mental state and the welfare of her newborn who isn’t feeding properly. Dr Turner is concerned that it could be something more serious. Sister Monica Joan’s increasingly eccentric behaviour has been causing concern, but she is the one who finally solves this perplexing medical mystery.

Trying to adjust to her new role of housewife and mother, Chummy decides to spearhead an Open Day at the Community Centre, even attempting to secure attendance from a Royal guest! When the clinic opens, Shelagh sits pride of place as the receptionist.

After helping to deliver a neighbour’s baby, Chummy is left with an overwhelming sense of fulfillment and decides that midwifery is more than just a profession, but a way of life she wishes to return to.