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‘Service of Thanksgiving’ for John Uren
Following the recent passing of John Uren, aged 94, it has been confirmed that a Service of Thanksgiving in his memory will take place at Wesley Rock Chapel, Heamoor, on Friday 9th March, commencing 2pm.
John held a special place in the history of the Pirates, having featured for Penzance & Newlyn RFC in the club’s first ever game, played against Guy’s Hospital at the Mennaye Field on the 22nd September 1945.
A knowledgeable man, well-liked in the community, John was born at Trescrowan Farm in Bone Valley and it was there that he died peacefully after a long and hard-working life.
The recent Cornish Pirates versus Doncaster Knights match was the last with Paul Cremin in the role of Head Physiotherapist.
The 8th March date was 60 years to the day when Cornwall featured in a most memorable County Championship Final.
Referee Sara Cox became the first ever female to referee a Championship game.