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.......


June 2017 - Cafe menu changes


  • Thursday 1st - Gardeners Gathering, 2:00pm till 4:00pm with Katherine Crouch, in the community garden, open to all
  • Friday 2nd - Business In Ilminster Group, networking breakfast. 7:00am start
  • Friday 2nd - Acoustic Connect, open mike evening. 7:30pm 
  • Sunday 4th - Cafe Church 'Pentecost Birthday Party', 10:30am open to all
  • Tuesday 6th - BBC Somerset General Election Debate, 8:30am (must be booked in advance)
  • Tuesday 6th - Creative Connect, 7:30pm 
  • Wednesday 7th - Sanctuary Space, 7:00pm
  • Thursday 8th - Community Garden, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Friday 9th - BIIG networking breakfast, 7:00am 
  • Sunday 11th - Sunday Service, 10:30am 
  • Friday 23rd - Songwriters in the Round Part 3 With Ellie Baer and Elijah Wolf and new artists: Danny Sumbler, Erin McDade and Ange Hardy. Places are limited so book your tickets now! £18pp including a BBQ (outside if the weather smiles on us) 7:00pm sharp
  • Friday 16th - BIIG Ilminster networking, 7:00am start 
  • Sunday 18th - Sunday Service, 10:30am 
  • Friday 23rd - Ilminster networking, 7:00am
  • Sunday 25th - Sunday Service, all welcome. 10:30am 
  • Wednesday 28th - MY Community Day! This month our very own Sandra will be cycling with 14 others 60 miles in aid of the Beacon Centre and Love Musgrove. 
  • Friday 30th - BIIG networking, 7:00am 


July 2017 - New Cafe Menu


  • Sunday 1st - Cafe Church, all welcome! 10:30am
  • Tuesday 4th - Creative Connect, 7:30pm 
  • Thursday 6th - Community Garden, 2:00pm till 4:00pm
  • Friday 7th - Business In Ilminster Group, 7:00am breakfast



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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 £11,000 for 23 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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