Carol Louise Carter Tinker is a character in The Vicar of Dibley. She was portrayed by Carol MacReady.

About Mrs. Tinker

She is the mother of Mary and Alice.

Mrs. Tinker raised her children in Dibley.  Her husband was an alcohol-addict and was often not around.  Alice has mentioned that she talked about her father's children in the other villages. Mary and Alice took their mother's last name.  


  • She phoned the Vicarage to tell Alice that Sister Wendy was going to be on shortly
  • She is a fan of Sister Wendy
  • She is forgetful, repeating questions.
  • After Geraldine left her house, she turned to Mary and asked "Who was that?"