Relational, Generous, Responsible, Creative & Excellent
Born out of a vision to “do church” in a more relevant way, the dairy herd and milking barns that made up Horton Cross Farm gave way to become the vibrant Monks Yard you see today.
Fuelled by a passionate army of volunteers, paid staff, regulars and supporters, MY Community (working name of the Monks Yard Trust) aims to sow deeper into people’s lives, both here on site and by reaching out to the local community around us.
We host regular community events including charity days, gardeners gatherings, social connect clubs, acoustic ‘open mic’ evenings, photography & craft clubs, cafe church & christian worship gatherings and a community garden project helping and mentoring those struggling with life.
All this is underpinned with a focus on prayer that started in the 13th century when benedictine monks were first based here.
Select ‘what’s on’ from the link on the right hand of the page to open our calendar of events.
If you would like to know more about anything mentioned above please do get in touch.
MY COMMUNITY DAYS
On the fourth Wednesday of each month we share a days cafe takings with a charity of our choice, and the hard working cafe staff. It’s a small way of giving back to our local community, and also giving charities the chance to promote themselves. Since October 2014 this has raised over £16000 for 26 different charities. It has also helped raise awareness of some of the smaller, local charities in our area. Please do get in touch if you would like to contribute or have a charity close to your heart that we can support.
Business In Ilminster Group
Do you have a business in Ilminster, Chard, Crewkerne or surrounding area? If so come along every Friday to Monks Yard for a great breakfast and to network with like minded folk. We’re a friendly bunch and would love to meet you! For more infomation: www.biignetworking.co.uk or @BIIG_networking
Baby Basics Somerset
Baby basics is a national charity that supports Mums with new babies. For more information please follow this link: https://en-gb.facebook.com/babybasicssouthsomerset/