|St Mary's Church, Moreton|
There was a tradition of Dissenting Ministers in Essex so it was a pleasure to find this memorial to Rev. S. Gaffee.
St Mary the Virgin, Matching is reached by driving along a single track road past a beautiful pond. The village has changed very little since the 18th century.
|St Mary the Virgin, Matching|
This was the smartest church we visited, mainly due to the owners of nearby Down Hall who gave £3000 for its improvement in 1875. Probably a Norman church, on the site of a former Saxon church, it has a 13th century doorway and a 15th century tower.
The signature of William Dearling MA vicar from 1761-1784 is written in the Prayer Book given to my ancestor Bartholomew Glasscock who was churchwarden in Matching.
This window is dedicated to Sir Henry and Lady Selwin-Ibbetson of Down Hall, who supported the church so well.