Adam Smallbone continues with his life in his east London parish and things haven't got any easier with his flock as demanding as ever and his wife Alex has reached breaking point. After Adam manages to prevent a mugging from happeneing he finds himself being tempted to bask in the glory of being hailed a super vicar. As the lie spirals out of control though, Adam ends up drawing attention from on high up.
Abi Johnston, a talented young curate, comes to train at St Saviour's. Nigel is envious and even Adam's initial enthusiasm soon gives way to doubt in his own abilities after he realises just how brilliant she is. Colin decides he needs needs cheering up and Adam inadvertently gets the chance to experience religious versus chemical ecstasy.
Adam’s goddaughter pays a visit and things begin to go bump in the night. Adam can’t sleep after London is hit by a heatwave. Elderly parishioner Joanhas just moved into a nursing home and is convinced her new room is haunted and Adam is called in to help.
The school is up for religious inspection and Ellie beleives that they’ll pass with flying colours, thanks to new teacher Mr Feld. The only problem is though is that he’s an atheist. Adam ends up clashing with Ellie. He has also signed up for an interfaith football tournament and the St Saviour’s congregation lacks any stand out athletes.
Something is not correct with the church accounts and the Archdeacon is ready to pounce. Salvation ends up appearing though in the form of a wealthy city banker who shows up to join Alcoholics Anonymous. Serial blagger Mick shows up at the vicaragewith a much bigger ask than the usual and Adam finds himself taking a huge risk.
Nigel believes that he’d be a much better priest than Adam and gets the opportunity to try and prove it . The Archdeacon has career advancement ambitions of his own but a surprise encounter ends up ruining his chances. Adam has to deal questions about his own future and has a huge decision to make.
Adam has lots of ideas for his first Advent in London. He sonn finds out though that Christmas at St Saviour's is quite different to his old Suffolk parish. With a hangover and Midnight Mass looming, he is not happy when his father pays a visit.