People from churches all over Wales gathered on the 21st and 22nd November for a landmark conference to share ideas on the future of the church, as part of the Church in Wales 2020 Vision.
Rev'd Justin Groves and James Henley from The Lab team were there in Llandudno as part of the delegation from Monmouth Diocese. James has been video blogging (vlogging) updates, key discussion points and his own commentary during the breaks between sessions.
Vlog 1: Introductions and Programme
Vlog 2: Where ...
“You should come in here, it’s well fun!” was just one of the affirming comments that was overheard from a child shouting to his friend across the street.
A usually peaceful and reflective Sunday was taken over by just over 50 children and adults at St Teilo’s Church Hall in Alway, Newport for our first Messy Church.
As this was our first venture together to try a new form of church so we had no idea who would turn up! But we were ...
Jess Carr is one of the newest members of our Lab staff team, starting with us this September.
We're really excited to have her joining our Alway hub as a Youth Work Apprentice over the next year. We asked her a few questions to give you the chance to find out a bit more about her.
1. Tell us a bit about you, where you're from, and your life so far.
I'm from a very large family (1 of 11 kids) in North Wales, ...
Our 2014 Annual Report is now available.
We've just published our Annual Report for this year. It has the full details of everything that's been happening across our four different hubs, as well as the work we've been doing to provide training and resources for pioneer ministry in South Wales and further afield.
Have a read below, or download it as a pdf.
So far, 2014 has been great for Eli Music!
We continue to provide lunch time and after school Music Clubs in Alway Primary, Duffryn Juniors, Maesglas Primary and St Patrick's Primary School.
The Music clubs have been exploring different types of music each week since January, these include Welsh Music, Music from the Movies, Pop Music, Choral Music and many others! It has been a great experience introducing the children to so many new styles of Music, and encouraging them to respond ...
The start of this year has been really exciting in Alway not only because of Pip and Troy joining us as new team members, but also because of the new things we have been doing as well as developing the already existing projects.
Here are some of the things we have been doing:
Gsus Live is an interactive classroom on a trailer where teenagers come aboard and look at three different issues from a Christian perspective. They are fear, rejection and forgiveness. ...
Check out the video above to find out more about Troy and Pip, and why they've decided to join us in our Alway community house.
Troy Cousins and Philippa Traynar are the newest members of our Lab community in Alway, having joined us as apprentices since September. We thought it'd be great to introduce them to you, so we got Matt to grill them on camera.
The Cwtch is our new young adult community which has been meeting since September on Sunday nights in the centre of Newport.
The intention is to create a safe and honest space to worship, doubt, love and trust together. We want to share our stories of Hope, Joy, Beauty and Creativity and at the same time be bold enough to share our burdens, worries and hard times. We welcome questioning, value participation and see church as common property not belonging to one ...
Things in Duffryn have been continuing to progress over the summer months.
Here's an update of how everything is going:
With help from Abbie and Sarah, the Music Club in Duffryn Junior School, has been going really well with around 25 children coming each week. We also had the chance to do some RE lessons in Duffryn High School using the GSUS Live trailer in partnership with King’s Church.
Amy is involved in leading a breastfeeding support group for new mums, which ...
Our first Lab Prayer Evening is happening on Wednesday 6th November.
Wednesday 6th November - 7pm to 8.30pm
St Paul's Church, Commercial Street, NP20 1LU
Come and hear updates from all of our different communities and initiatives, and have the opportunity to pray for our work.
There will be an opportunity to meet some of the new members of our team, hear updates and pray creatively for all the different work that is going on in our Lab communities around Newport. We'd love you to join ...