The church of All Saints, Little Somborne (CCT) is not busy or grand. It lacks gilt and marble as well as electricity and plumbing. However, it is wondrously rich in stories. Frederick’s family have been connected to this church since the 16th Century and over the course of this talk, he will chart its history. Begun in the 10th Century, the church has witnessed Saxons, monks and recusants as well as more than one period of dereliction. This romp through a millennium of English history hopes to remind us just how extraordinary some of our ‘ordinary’ churches are.