Jennifer "Jenny" Lee was a midwife at Nonnatus House from Series 1-3, she left after the death of her Boyfriend Alec Jesmond.


Short brown curly hair, prim and proper. Rarely seen out of uniform, Jenny is always immaculately presented. Avoids slacks when she can.


Jenny is trusting and loving, yet sensible at heart. Always a safe pair of hands, she is a popular and friendly member of Nonnatus House.



Jenny trained and worked as a nurse before working as a midwife at Nonnatus House. She fell deeply in love with a married man, and fled to Poplar to escape her feelings and to start anew. In series 1, she still struggles with her feelings, but later reveals to Cynthia that there's a man that she loves but "I can't have him."

Series 1

Jenny is introduced as the main protagonist which continues for the seasons 1-3. We initially see Jenny arrive at Nonnatus House as a young midwife ready to take on Poplar's challenges. As the series progresses, Jenny finds herself tackling different difficult issues both in midwifery and nursing.

She also meets James Wilson (Jimmy) again who becomes a love interest later in the series.

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Later Life

After taking care of Chummy's dying mother, Jenny decided to change careers and work with those who were at the end of life. She announced that she would be leaving Nonnatus House and the midwife to work as a nurse at the Maria Curie Hampstead Hospital. It was around this time that she met Philip Worth, her future husband, who accompanied her as she was leaving Nonnatus House for the last time.


Jenny returns to visit Nonnatus House.



Jenny's family is never mentioned.


Jenny's friends include fellow midwives Trixie, Cynthia, Chummy and Patsy. Plus, colleagues Patrick Turner and Shelagh Turner, auxiliary nurse Jane Sutton and caretaker Fred. She also works with the Nuns of Nonnatus House including Sister Evangelina, Sister Julienne, Sister Monica Joan and Sister Winifred.

Love Interests

She also had a close friendship with her old friend and former love interest, Jimmy.

She had a relationship with Jimmy's friend, Alec Jesmond, before he died after falling through an old staircase at his workplace.

She marries a Scottish man called Philip Worth. We only see him briefly, as he appears in one episode before Jenny's departure at the end of season 3.


Some of her patients include Mary and Pearl Wilson.



"I must have been mad. I could have been an air hostess. I could have been a model. I could have moved to Paris, or been a concert pianist. I could have seen the world, been brave, followed my heart. But I didn't. I sidestepped love and set off for the East End of London because I thought it would be easier. Madness was the only explanation."
- Mature Jenny ruminating on her decision to become a midwife.



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