The Friends of St Mary's Church, Newport, Essex

              Supporting St. Mary the Virgin, Newport since 2000


Sun dial

Here is the sun dial over the porch, which in the Quinquennial Review the architect says needs some work (!). The first line of text at the top says  ‘Many be well paid for abusing(?)Time’.  


But the second line has become unreadable.  Any suggestions as to what it says?

Sun dial 005 close up Porch & Priests Room Sun dial 005 comp web