Revd Julyan Drew memorial bench

Reverend Julyan Drew memorial bench

The design of this bench has been made by Tom Leaper with Rev Julyan Drew’s family, as a lasting tribute to him, to be enjoyed by the community he served.

The arch motif on the back of the bench echo the arched windows at the front of the Trinity Methodist Church in Newlyn, where Julyan ministered.
The waves which crest the arches link to the village’s fishing heritage and the tireless work he did with the community.  The side profile of the bench forms a fish head.
The central design features a Celtic symbol created by Julyan’s daughter.  Julyan was a bard of the Gorsedh Kernow.  His bardic name Hwilor an Golow “seeker of the light” curves around this symbol.

The bench will be hand-forged by Tristan Kessell, one of Cornwall’s leading blacksmiths.  It will be made of wrought steel, using mortise and tenon joints.  The frame will be hot-dip galvanised and then powder-coated and the lettering gilded in 23.5 carat gold leaf.

The memorial bench will be sited on the raised platform beside the Newlyn Fishermen Memorial.  Facing east it will catch the sunrise, one of Julyan’s favourite things to do.

There is a dedicated bank account should you wish to donate using BACS

Satander  sort code  09 01 29    account number  46099710








Julyan Drew Memorial Bench Fund Christmas Raffle Prizes

To be drawn on December 15th at the Centre, Newlyn
Tickets available from
The Centre, Newlyn.
The Cornish Barber, Newlyn.
Simpsons, Penzance.

  • Christmas Hamper (from Newlyn Fruit & Veg and the Cheese Shop)
  • Christmas Turkey
  • Magnum of Champagne
  • 2 nights B&B @ Star Castle Hotel, Isles of Scilly
  • Painting by Tim Hall
  • Sunday lunch for 2 at the Kings Arms, Paul
  • Weekend Break in a holiday cottage @ Lamorna
  • Lunch for 2 @ Alvernes, Penzance
  • Signed Pirates Rugby Shirt and a “History of the Pirates” book
  • Meal for 2 @ Waterside Meadery
  • Cinema Tickets @ Newlyn Cinema
  • £15 voucher for “Plants for all seasons” Newlyn
  • Free MOT at Newlyn Tyres
  • Voucher for £20 for Simpson, Penzance
  • Voucher for the Newlyn Meadery