Matthew Flinders was a great seafaring explorer, charting much of Australia’s coastline despite a series of trials and wild adventures. An outstanding sailor, surveyor, navigator and scientist, he was a considerate and self-sacrificing leader who looked after all under his command.

Once Matthew's remains were discovered, the MFBHH group was set up to ensure that he would be reburied in Donington, Lincolnshire, England - his birth place and home.

This is Donington's chance to come together to bring Flinders home! Join us as we celebrate his life and prepare for his reburial with a fabulous village weekend event, special guests and great interest from across the the other side of the world in Australia.

The date has been confirmed !       Saturday 13th July 2024.

We are anticipating that the Service on Saturday 13th July will be highly popular, attendance will need to be by invitation.  However, as it is still so far away, we are not progressing any attendance lists until 2024 - we thank everyone for their interest, enthusiasm and patience until that time