ENTERTAINMENT

'Call The Midwife' Fans Reach For Hankies As Much-Loved Character Dies In Series 5 Finale

06/03/2016 22:32 GMT | Updated 07/03/2016 07:59 GMT

'Call the Midwife' fans were left reaching for their hankies during the series finale on Sunday evening, with the death of one of the show's most treasured characters.

READ MORE:

11 Reasons 'Call The Midwife' Is The Best Show On TV

Sister Evangelina, played by Pam Ferris since the show began in 2012, was shown dying in her sleep of a suspected stroke, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house, as all the nuns she'd guided and inspired within the walls of Nonnatus House, struggled to come to terms with her departure.

call the midwife

Sister Evangelina, played by Pam Ferris, has been with the show since the beginning

As did the show's enormous army of fans...

While BBC Store pointed out this what we all needed as the episode drew to a close.

The show has previously lost two of its bigger characters, with the departure of actress Jessica Raine who played Jenny Lee at the end of the third series, and the exit of Miranda Hart's Chummy. The show has thrived without them, but the gap left by Sister Evangelina will be a particularly hard one to fill.

In better news for fans, the show will be returning for a sixth series next year, and there is already a Christmas special in the schedule.

'Call The Midwife' Series Five Finale

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK | FOLLOW US ON TWITTER