Philosophy should not be reserved for the academics and the elite. It should be available to everyone, from the ‘gutter-up’.

Gutter Philosophy with Graham Long

Over three consecutive weeks on Wednesdays 14 April, 21 April and 28 April Wayside Chapel will be hosting an event series Gutter Philosophy with Grandfather and Pastor Emeritus, Rev Graham Long. Join Graham each week as he leads the discussion on the history of philosophy and covers some of the best thinkers of our time, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. This course assumes no formal training and is designed to make philosophy accessible to all. The event ticket will also include a glass of wine and nibbles provided by Heart Cafe.

Event Details: 

Week 1: Wed 14 April, 6:45pm: Socrates – SOLD OUT

Week 2: Wed 21 April 6:45pm: Plato – Book tickets now

Week 3: Wed 28 April 6:45pm: Aristotle – Book tickets now

Wayside Chapel Bondi Beach (upstairs) – 95 Roscoe St, Bondi Beach

$45 per session – includes glass of wine and nibbles provided by Heart Cafe


Rev Graham Long joined Wayside Chapel as Pastor & CEO in 2004 and has been instrumental in creating a community of no ‘us and them’, ensuring a listening ear and support for people experiencing homelessness and isolation on our streets. Graham is an accomplished author and speaker. His books include; Wayside (2016), Love over Hate: Finding life by the wayside (2013) and Stories by the Wayside (2011). Graham was admitted to the Order of Australia as an AM in 2015. Rev Graham Long retired as CEO and Pastor of Wayside Chapel in June 2018 and handed over the torch to Pastor Jon Owen. He then began the role of Pastor Emeritus, otherwise known as “Grandfather”, continuing to offer guidance and teachings to Wayside Chapel’s community. In 2021, Graham has accepted an interim placement as Minister at Bondi Beach for a two-year posting while the Uniting Church undertakes the long-term appointment of the position. He will be responsible for leading the Bondi Sunday service along with other pastoral duties during this time.

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