Here we are again for another dose of Monks Yard news! As we approach Easter there are lots of things happening this April and plenty of ways you can come and get involved. Whatever your interest we hope there is something that floats your boat so have a browse and see what takes your fancy.
Please note our Easter opening hours

We will be closed from Friday 14th April until
Monday 17th April

but we will be open for our Easter Celebration
on Easter Sunday see further details below.

Monks Yard will re-open again as normal on
Tuesday 18th April.

From everyone at MY we wish you a very happy and restful Easter!
Easter Sunday at Monks Yard
While the Monks Yard site will be closed over the Easter period we are delighted to invite you along to our family Easter celebration service on Sunday 16th April at 10:30am. Followed by coffee and hot cross buns in MY Eating Place, it's sure to be a great morning so we'd love to see you there, everyone welcome!
Our April menu has just launched! Menu includes BBQ & maple pulled pork sliders, spring fish platter and Chinese spring rolls, plus all the usual Ploughmans, Sandwiches, Salads & Panini's. 

Our afternoon teas are also proving very popular. 24 hours notice required so book yours in now!
(GF & DF also catered for).

Creative Connect this month is on Tuesday 4th April. A very informal get together over anything crafty, sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, model making, drawing, designing, really whatever floats your boat. From 7.30pm, refreshments provided, free community event. Always held on the first Tuesday of every month - we'd love to see you!

An informal evening for musicians, storytellers & poets. A chance to share your talent with like-minded people. All abilities & interests welcome as well as spectators. First Friday of every month from 7.30pm, free community event, bar open.

Come along and listen to a short talk about black and white photography, show some of your monochrome images (prints only) and share your knowledge and techniques. All levels of experience welcome. £3 including refreshments. For further details please email Peter at
Continuation of our Lent course 'Returning Home'. Join us for our final session on April 5th at 7:30pm. Taking place in the informal setting of MY Eating Place, everyone welcome. For more details email:
Highways England is holding a public consultation over creating a new dual carriageway road between Taunton and Ilminster off the A358.
Taking place at Monks Yard on Tuesday 11th April between 12-8pm, members of the public will have the chance to view the proposed changes, so do come along and find out more.

A chance to meet with other individuals who have a passion for photography to share tips, ideas and future projects. This month the group will be discussing and sharing photographs for their charity calendar project. Open to photographers of all abilities. 7.30pm, refreshments provided,
free community event.

'Songwriters in the Round' is back!

Due to the huge success of last months event we are delighted to announce the date for the next 'Songwriters in the Round'. Taking place on Friday 21st April we are privileged to have some amazing acts performing original music for us in our cafe, including Ellie Baer and Mark Barnwell from last month. In addition we have Elijah Wolf, Anje Graefe and Larkham & Hall joining us.  Tickets are £18 including dinner (£20 on the door) and are now available to purchase from MY Eating Place. Make sure you get your tickets early so as not to be disappointed as numbers are limited! We'll run the bar and sort the food, so all you need to do is grab your friends and come and enjoy the atmosphere. Call or email us now to reserve your tickets! 01460 259286 or  
What's a Community Day? Since 2014, one day a month we have shared our takings (yes takings, not profit) with our brilliant cafe staff and a charity that is close to our hearts. This month we are supporting St.Margaret's hospice. Friends of Monks Yard Charlotte Bean and Geoff Ball, are taking part in a fundraising event for St.Margaret's Hospice this Spring - 'The Machu Picchu Trek 2017'. The 4-day trek is along the remote Salkantay trail jungles, over high passes and with magnificent views of the Andes. Each individual taking part is required to raise their own sponsorship for the trek which is a minimum of £3,500. So Monks Yard have decided to partner with Charlotte and Geoff to help them raise as much money for St.Margaret's Hospice as possible. Come along on Wednesday 26th April to find out more and meet them both fresh from their trek! Remember every coffee, cake or lunch purchased will be helping the work of St. Margaret's Hospice. We'd love you to come along and help us support this great charity and this fab pair!

Like to potter around the garden, planning your borders, digging your allotment, planting your bulbs?
Come along on 27th April from 2pm for a good old chinwag over a cuppa, share ideas, ask for tips, and help us plan and tend to our community garden plot for the coming year. Also pick up your free seed pots to grow from home.  Whatever your skill level we'd love you to join us.

Business In Ilminster Group (BiiG) is a friendly weekly networking meeting that brings together a wide range of businesses in and around Ilminster in Somerset. Whether you’re an experienced networker or just starting up your business they'd be delighted to welcome you along to visit them and see what a BiiG opportunity awaits you. Every Friday from 7am, booking essential.

Every Sunday from 10.30am MY Community meet to worship, listen to God's word, pray and inspire each other to be all that God is calling them to be.  Worship is lively and modern, words are biblical, practical and relevant and we hope you will leave feeling refreshed and energised ready to serve the community around you. Visitors always welcome. First Sunday of the month is Cafe style Church and the fourth Sunday is followed by a "bring and share" lunch.

Each Thursday from 10am MY Community meet to pray together and take communion.  Visitors are always welcome.  This is usually hosted in our prayer room and followed by coffee in MY Eating Place.  Our prayer room is open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat for anyone to use for personal prayer and mediation. There is also a Christian library so feel free to borrow a book.

In other news.........
Thank you to everyone who came to support Baby Basics South Somerset's charity quiz at the Archie Gooch Pavilion last month. It was a fun evening and we were able to raise £233 for the charity thanks to the entrance fee and raffle; which is amazing! Also thanks to all who came along to last month's community day which was also in aid of Baby Basics. We thank Simon Plant for his time in taking some special pictures of visiting little ones in the morning, as well as all of those who made donations on the day.
It's great to have the community behind this great charity.
Our May community day is for Ferne Animal Sanctuary. More details to come in next months newsletter. 
That's all for now, don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for any updates.  Happy April everyone! x

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