Revd Tim Idd – Vicar of St. Teresa’s, Tribley.
In late middle age, vague and lacking in confidence, Tim is a stereotypical vicar. Slightly stooping and bespectacled, he speaks hesitantly with a sympathetic smile and constantly uncertain manner.
Revd Penny Counter – Curate at St Teresa’s.
Young, pushy and business-like, Penny is a force to be reckoned with. She speaks forcefully and wears a smart, fashionable business suit and high heels with her clerical shirt.
Flora Polish – Church cleaner.
Mildly eccentric, Flora is always dressed in chunky shoes, a floral dress or skirt and a large apron.
Anita Telliew – Church gossip, engaged to Mike Stand.
Anita is one of the younger members of an elderly congregation and likes to be seen as attractive and desirable. She is known as the church gossip and it doesn’t worry her at all if the gossip is rather malicious.
Mike Stand – Church warden with responsibility for the sound system.
Middle-aged, but with the enthusiasm of a teenager, Mike is keen to show that he understands young people and has fully embraced modern trends and technology.
Miss Spent – Elderly member of the congregation.
Smartly and soberly dressed, with unobtrusive jewellery and low heels. She is slightly deaf and has to strain to hear what is said, but would deny that with her dying breath.
Mick Taker – Younger member of the congregation.
As he describes himself, Mick is the ‘token yoof’ – the kind of new member that Penny thinks St. Teresa’s should be trying to attract – and he exploits this status for his own amusement.
D. I. Graysells – The detective sent to solve the crime.
With a strong belief in the power of the mind to fathom out crimes, D. I. Graysells likes to involve as many minds as possible in solving his cases.