On Wednesday 7th October St Dyfnog’s Church was privileged to welcome a very eminent group of visitors. Members of The Anglican Orthodox Oriental International Commission, which is made up of Leading Church figures from Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Churches, came to see the Jesse Window and visit St Dyfnog’s Well. The Vicar, Val Rowlands, welcomed them to St Dyfnog’s, and June Hughes, Churchwarden, gave a short talk on the life of St Dyfnog and the history of the Jesse Window. The majority of the group walked up to the well and spent a short time there before leaving for Canolfan Dewi Sant in Pensarn on the next phase of their visit. Later in the day a Solemn Evensong was held in their honour at St Asaph Cathedral.
The Commission met over several days and stayed at Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden. The purpose of their meeting was to strengthen relationships between the different Churches and to discuss theological issues. They were accompanied throughout by Bishop Gregory, who is the co-chair of the AOOIC.