Recently retired after years of serving as the Episcopal rector of Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim agrees to pastor a small parish off the Atlantic coast. But how can he abandon his neighbors in Mitford? As he and his wife, Cynthia, prepare to leave, a gala is thrown in their honor, an occasion for Uncle Billy to serve up his all-time funniest jokes. After a disconcerting arrival, Father Tim discovers that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters: a lovelorn bachelor trying his hand at personal ads, a church organist with a mysterious past and a young mother struggling with depression.