Richard Curtis obviously didn't do any research. New Vicars are interviewed by the local church council before they get the position of local vicar, so David Horton would have known who the new vicar was before she arrived.
Geraldine has a few things in common with my heroine Anne of Green Gables: she has to fight to keep a place originally intended for a male; she dyes her hair, in one episode; and her best friend names a daughter after her.
25 years this year this first broadcast. Sadly Roger Lloyd Pack (Owen), Liz Smith (Mrs Cropley), Emma Chambers (Alice) and John Bluthal (Frank) have gone and Trevor Peacock (Jim) has dementia. Funny show with a great cast.