In line with the NSW Premier’s decision today regarding Christmas, Wayside has decided we will proceed with our Christmas Day activities in Kings Cross and Bondi Beach, with a reduced capacity of 1 person per 4 square metres. We are putting the necessary precautions in place to ensure these activities are COVID safe. Please find all the details below about these activities.

Please note that our Week of Christmas Spirit Community Lunch scheduled for Thursday 24 December has been cancelled. We will be providing only free takeaway meals to people in need on Christmas Eve between 11am – 12:30pm.

We thank you for your support this Christmas and throughout this challenging year. Please read all the updates to Wayside Chapel’s operations at our COVID-19 response page here.

Christmas Day at Kings Cross

For many of us, Christmas will look a bit different this year. Our Christmas Day Lunch and Street party in Kings Cross will not happen due to COVID-19 restrictions. But we still plan to create Christmas cheer so no one is left behind.

On Christmas Day in Kings Cross, Wayside Chapel is providing 400 x free takeaway breakfast and lunch meals to people experiencing homelessness and isolation. There will be only very limited seating offered on the premises in three sittings at 11am, 12pm and 1pm limited to 27 people only. Due to new COVID-19 restrictions, people who have not signed up to eat in the Community Hall, will be asked collect takeaway food to enjoy elsewhere and adhere to social distancing requirements.

There will also be a Christmas Day service, which will be live-streamed online on Christmas Day.

Although it will not be our usual fanfare, this will ensure the city’s most vulnerable get a meal with all the trimmings and are not alone or forgotten on Christmas Day.


9:30am – 10:30am – Free takeaway breakfast meals available for people in need

10am – 10:30am – Church Service will be live-streamed on Wayside Chapel’s “Wayside Live YouTube channel

11am – 2pm –  400 x free takeaway lunch meals available for people in need. Lunch sittings in the Community Hall of up to 27 people will take place at 11am, 12pm and 1pm, this will only be for people who have put their name on a sign-up sheet on Christmas Day.

2pm – Wayside Chapel closes

Wayside Bondi BBQ on Christmas Day at Bondi Surf Bather Life Saving Club 

Wayside Bondi BBQ on Christmas Day at Bondi Surf Bather Life Saving Club

Wayside Chapel’s FREE Christmas Day Service, Bingo and BBQ lunch celebration will be held at the Bondi Beach Surf Life Saving Club. In line with the NSW Premier’s announcement on Wednesday, this event now has a reduced capacity of 1 person per 4 square metre. Therefore we have reached capacity for this event.

Times and Program

  • 10:30am-11.15am Christmas Service
  • 11:30am – 1.30pm Bingo and BBQ Lunch (lunch session 1 downstairs)
  • 12pm- 1.30pm – BBQ Lunch and Dessert (lunch session 2 upstairs)

Where: Bondi Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach.

Date: Christmas Day, Friday 25th of December 2020

Registrations essential:

10.30am-11.15am Christmas Service

11.30am – 1.30pm Bingo and BBQ Lunch #1

12pm – 1.30pm BBQ Lunch and Dessert #2

Spaces will be strictly limited due to being COVID safe, so this event is now at capacity.

More info at: 9581 9190 or [email protected]om