St Botolph, Stoke Albany

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to the memory of


who died
JULY 16th 1818
in the 68th YEAR
of his AGE

also of MARY his

WIFE who died
March 22nd 1822
in the 67th YEAR
of her AGE

O Almighty God who alone can order
the unruly wills & affections of sin full
men: Grant unto thy People that they may
Love the thing which thou Command-
est & desire that which thou dost Pro-
mise that so ...... the sundry and
Manifold changes of the world our

  • Mary Wade born c. 1756, died 22 Mar 1822, aged 66y
  • Robert Wade born c. 1751, died 16 Jul 1818, aged 67y

I can't make out the full quotation at the foot of the memorial, but it appears to be the Collect for the 4th Sunday after Easter from the Book of Common Prayer: "O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." 

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