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CaSS started running an annual conference in 2013. That morphed into the Joined Up Conference after partnering with other organisations (the Diocese of Sheffield, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church). Since then, CaSS has helped to organise this conference, bringing together those working with children, youth, schools, families and chaplaincy to hear keynote speakers, take part in workshops and be inspired and equipped to continue in their ministries.

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Joined Up Conference 2024

Saturday 2nd March

Please save the date for the next Joined Up Conference. The team have been meeting to plan since June. It is going to be wonderful! Bookings are now live via the Joined Up websiteOur keynote speaker will be Gareth Hillier. Gareth is the Faith in the Family Networker at Care for the Family. He is a church leader and has a passion for equipping churches and parents to build and inspire faith in the home.

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Joined Up Conference 2023

This year's conference took place on Saturday 4th March at Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. We had Lucy Moore, Head of the Church of England's Growing Faith Foundation (and founder of Messy Church), as our keynote speaker. You can view videos of the keynote, short stories and some of the workshops on the Joined Up Conference website. You can watch a video showcasing highlights from the day below.

Overhead crowd photo of Joined Up Conference 2023
Crowd photo of Joined Up Conference 2023

Workshop topics included:

  • Making friends with schools

  • Ideas for families to celebrate at home

  • A Mind of Their Own: Building Children’s Emotional Wellbeing

  • Youth Ministry

  • How do we address poverty?

  • Net Zero in my Neighbourhood

  • County Lines – What every youth & children’s worker should know

  • Social Media and Faith

  • Baptism: Preparing for the journey

  • Building Well-being Opportunities Beyond the Walls and Outdoors

  • Child Exploitation in Under-Represented Communities

  • Prayer Spaces in Schools

  • Relationships, Consent and the Law

  • Home for Good – Creating places of welcome

  • 'Invited to Belong' – be inspired, challenged and equipped to support young people with additional needs

  • LGBTQI+ and mental health

  • School Chaplaincy & Mentoring

  • Children’s Ministry

  • All Age Worship

  • Open the Book

Some of the feedback we received about the day:

  • Joined Up does an outstanding job of gathering, encouraging and resourcing people (Tim Abbott, Prayer Spaces in Schools).

  • Thank you very much for such a great day. Everything was good, encouraging and positive.

  • Great range of stalls in the marketplace.

  • Great value, warm welcome, good speakers.

  • Brilliant keynote.

  • Worship was lovely.

  • Inspiring short stories.

  • Excellent organisation.

  • Thank you. Joined Up is a lifeline.

  • Really useful.

  • Completely brilliant. So appreciative.

  • Excellent deaf signing.

Mike, Fiona, Jonathan and Victoria - the Joined Up planning team
One of the marketplace stalls at Joined Up 2023

Previous Conferences


Visit the Joined Up Youtube channel or the Joined Up Conference website to watch videos of the talks and workshops and to view photos from previous years' conferences.

Joined Up 2022

Our 2022 conference took place on Saturday 5th March at STC Sheffield, Crookes and Wesley Hall, Crookes. Our keynote speakers were Hannah Chukwu, Assistant Editor at Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Books and Bishop Sophie from the Diocese of Sheffield.

Joined Up 2021

The 2021 Joined Up Conference was held entirely online on Saturday 6th March. It was really well attended with over 300 delegates from all over the country. There were 23 workshops for delegates to choose from, and we heard three amazing keynote speakers for the day: Krish Kandiah from Home for Good, Mark Russell from the Children’s Society and Susie Mapledoram from Manchester Diocese.

Joined Up Conference seated Crowd
Joined Up conference crowd with balloons
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