At the snowdrop service today, Sam Woodcock took us over to see the tomb of Thomas Matthews who died in 1865 aged 72.  Thomas Matthews paid for the church in Milton on Stour to be built, and when we looked at the date he died…28th October, we realised that perhaps that was the reason that the church is dedicated to St Simon and St Jude, as 28th October is their feast day.  A generous gift from Thomas has left a legacy for Milton on Stour that has and we hope will continue to serve the community for many years.

His granddaughter is also remembered on the tomb.