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Sister Frances is a novice and newly qualified midwife in her early 20s. Growing up in Harrogate in a Methodist family, her parents were deeply saddened when at a young age, Frances announced that she was joining an Anglican order sparking a family rift. Her father is an insurance salesman/broker, affording a roomy semi-detached house for the family home.
Sister Frances attended the local grammar school and then went directly onto her Nursing/Midwifery course on leaving. Before joining Nonnatus House, she was at the Mother House working in the orphanage. She’s timid and naïve with an eagerness to please and demonstrates a humble obedience to the Order. She is crippled by a severe lack of confidence but with Sister Julienne’s gentle nurturing she will gradually find her voice.