Words from the streets of Kings Cross

About Rev Graham Long

I am the Pastor and CEO of Wayside Chapel in the heart of Sydney’s Kings Cross. I write with my heart wide open and my eyes looking at life. I am a philosopher, a dreamer, a tower of weakness, a leader and a follower, a husband and a father and I hope to give you a flavour of life by the wayside.

The Cost of Love

An old school mate decided to visit Wayside before I finish up as CEO and Pastor.

Keep your Eyes on the Road and Your Hands on the Wheel

The recent rain brought back strong images of how our visitors used to have to shower in the back alley of Wayside.

Paralysed by Gratitude

Wayside’s leadership is passing into good hands.


Life has its own rhythm and learning that is more fundamental to well-being than fostering an attitude of success.

The Awesome in the Little

As the finish line looms closer, I’m noticing things that I’ve always seen.

Meeting in tough places

Since Professor Stephen Hawking died, I’ve reading his most famous book. I’m loving it because it’s a bit of a head spin.

The Power of Powerlessness

A young girl from South Sudan was separated from her father when one of the armed militias that roamed the country beat and imprisoned him.

When Life Imposes

We’ve just had our grandkids with us for six days.

You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids

How does someone embrace life when a ghost lurks within, pointing out the history of failure and disappointments.

Holy Hilarity

Friends, volunteers and staff sometimes bring people to my office because, “they need to talk to Graham.”