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 essential items needed for life with a new baby to vulnerable families in our community. To find out more please visit our Facebook page; www.facebook.com/babybasicssouthsomerset

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.......

 

 

 

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

 Tel: 01460 200020, Email: mycommunity@themonksyard.co.uk  and follow the Monks Yard on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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 well over £13,000 for 26 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: http://www.biignetworking.co.uk or  @BIIG_networking

 

 

 

Privacy Policy


The MY Community team (“MY Community” is the working name of The Monks Yard Trust) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to mycommunity@themonksyard.co.uk


What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address. If you make a donation online your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third-party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.


How is your information used?
We may use your information to:

  • process a donation that you have made
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us
  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide
  • notify you of changes to our services
  • send communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.
  • These may include newsletters, information about campaigns, appeal or other fundraising activities.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example the collection of Gift Aid). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?
We will never sell or rent your information to third parties.
We will never share your information with third parties for marketing or any other purposes.

Your choices
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us, about MY Community activities and events, then you can contact us and ask us to delete your contact details.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: mycommunity@themonksyard.co.uk or by writing to our address: MY Community, The Monks Yard Trust, Monks Yard, Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster, TA19 9PY

How you can access and update your information
The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: 
mycommunity@themonksyard.co.uk or write to us at: MY Community, The Monks Yard Trust, Monks Yard, Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19 9PY
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information MY Community hold about you.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely.
Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
In the event that we give you (or where you choose) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Use of 'cookies'
Like many other websites, MY Community website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your preferences. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.


16 or Under
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.
Transferring your information outside of Europe
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2018.

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