My Community

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.

In June 2016 we launched Baby Basics South Somerset, a project that provides essetial items needed for life with a new baby to vulnerable families in our community. To find out more please visit our Facebook page;

All this is underpinned with a focus on prayer that started in the 13th century when benedictine monks were first based here. 

What's going on.......



July 2017 - New Cafe Menu


  • Sunday 1st - Cafe Church, all welcome! 10:30am
  • Tuesday 4th - Creative Connect, 7:30pm 
  • Wednesday 5th - Bible Connect, 7:30pm with Kevin Chapman
  • Thursday 6th - Community Garden, 2:00pm till 4:00pm
  • Friday 7th - Business In Ilminster Group, 7:00am breakfast
  • Friday 7th - Acoustic Connect, from 7:30pm 
  • Sunday 9th - Sunday Service, 10:30am all welcome
  • Wednesday 12th - Bible Connect, 7:30pm 
  • Thursday 13th - Community Garden, 2:00pm - 4:00pm 
  • Friday 14th - BIIG networking group, 7:00am
  • Sunday 16th - Sunday Service and Communion, 10:30am 
  • Tuesday 18th - Connect with Photography, 7:30pm. Next project - MY charity calendar
  • Wednesday 19th - Bible Connect, 7:30pm 
  • Thursday 20th - Community Garden, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, all welcome!
  • Friday 21st - Business In Ilminster Group, 7:00am 
  • Sunday 23rd - Sunday Service, 10:30am 
  • Wednesday 26th - MY Community Day! This month supporting the great work done by Guide Dogs for the Blind. All day in the cafe, please come along to learn more and meet the dogs!
  • Wednesday 26th - Bible Connect, 7:30pm 
  • Thursday 27th - Community Garden, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Friday 28th - BIIG Networking, 7:00am 
  • Sunday 30th - Sunday Service, bring and share lunch, 10:30am


August 2017 - Menu change in cafe 


  • **reminder that all Connect groups take a break in August**



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If you would like to know more about anything mentioned above please do get in touch.

 Tel: 01460 200020, Email:  and follow the Monks Yard on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.


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 well over £12,000 for 25 different charities. And 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: or  @BIIG_networking



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