Alice Jerome is the wife of vicar Bob Jerome. In January 1980, Alice joined Bob in Beckindale to stay in the Vicarage whilst Donald Hinton was away. Annie Sugden and Judy Westrop were surprised at how uninvolved Alice was with the parish. Alice was asked to give a talk to the wives group and reluctantly decided to discuss the attitude to divorce. However, the meeting was a success. She also visited Ruth and Jesse Gillin in February 1980 to offer her help following Jesse's resignation at NY Estates and was left wondering if she caused offense when Jesse walked out. Alice and Bob return home in March 1980.