The Lab is a family of young adults on mission.

We are about encouraging experimental forms of church and mission in and around Newport, South Wales.

We do this by:

  • Growing new forms of church with those who have little or no church background.
  • Serving local communities, particularly working with young people and in areas of deprivation.
  • Developing young leaders who will lead the Church into the future.

We have four rhythms which define our life together:


Listening to the Holy Spirit, as God is revealed through others in the communities and cultures around us


Serving God and others, through acts of sacrificial love and care


Becoming more like Jesus, growing in maturity and character


Sharing with each other, both our successes and our struggles, our thanksgiving and our prayers

Our Missional Hubs
The Lab is made up of several different hubs, each with their own focus and identity grounded in loving and serving those outside of the church.

Each community is committed to being God’s hands and feet in a particular locality or cultural grouping, developing initiatives which help to meet the needs of the wider community and growing new expressions of church which re-imagine spirituality and worship for their context.

Annual Reports

You can find full details about all our work, and how it has developed, in our annual reports:

2014 Annual Report

Our 2014 Annual Report is now available.
We’ve just published our Annual Report for this year. It has …

2013 Annual Report

Our new Annual Report is now available.
We’ve just published our 2013 Annual Report. Each year we put …

2012 Annual Report

Download our 2012 Annual Report.