Born in Bethesda he was a fisherman by trade. He became a follower of John the Baptist and then became the first Apostle. He preached in Asia Minor, possibly Russia and Poland, and then in Greece where he was martyred, being tied to an 'X' shaped cross, from which he preached for two days before dying. His feast day is the 30th of November. He is the Patron saint of fishermen, maidens and spinsters. He is also the Patron Saint of Scotland. The spoon shows him holding a saltire cross.