Top stories from 2019

2GB 873 – 15 August 2019

Members of Wayside talk to Steve Price, who was broadcasting live from our rooftop in Kings Cross…watch

SBS Online – 5 August 2019

Volunteer Rob Pegley tells how volunteering at Wayside put his own life into perspective…read

Sydney Morning Herald – 3 August 2019

Danielle Turner, a visitor to Wayside, tells how she turned her life around…read

ABC Radio National – 17 July 2019

People with severe mental illness die up to 20 years earlier than those without mental health issues…listen

The Australian – 27 June 2019

Dick Smith’s plan to donate his fortune to charity…read

The Morning Show, Channel 7 – 27 June 2019

What women need to know to avoid homelessness…watch

Sun Herald – 23 June 2019

Wayside Chapel seeks to raise $1.2M as more homeless women seek help…read

Sky News – 8 June 2019

Jon Owen appears on Sky News: The Changemakers to discuss homelessness on the rise among women…watch

Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald – 1 June 2019

Heart Cafe included in Good Food’s guide of 52 best brunches…read

Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald – 1 June 2019

The Two of Us: Wayside ambassador Kylie Kwong and wife Nell…read

Triple J Hack – 27 May 2019

Jon Owen goes on Triple J’s Hack program to talk about women experiencing homelessness…listen

Wentworth Courier – 7 April 2019

Garden to stem dumping at Wayside Chapel Op Shop… read

ABC Radio National, God Forbid – 7 April 2019

Lent in the 21st Century… listen

Sydney Morning Herald, Good Food – 16 March 2019

Eat by Jill Dupleix. Read

Broadsheet – 1 March 2019

Cafe Highlights. Read

Afternoons with James Valentine, ABC Radio – 11 March 2019

James Valentine Chats with Pastor Emeritus Graham Long about their series “The Long View” starting 11 March 2019. Listen

Pro Bono Australia – 6 March 2019

As charities increasingly look to other revenue streams to stay afloat, a guidebook is aiming to help not-for-profit leaders navigate the world of social enterprise…read

Sydney Morning Herald – 16 February 2019

David Wenham and Eden McGuire raising awareness for Valentine’s Day. Photos of the week, 19/38 read

Sydney Morning Herald, Good Food – 5 February 2019

Heart Cafe Bondi, where the feelgoodruns high… read

Daily Telegraph – 5 February 2019

Because nothing says I love you like a clean pair of undies. That’s the message from charity Wayside Chapel running their yearly campaign for some of Sydney’s most vulnerable… read

ABC Weekend Breakfast – 10 February 2019

Jon Owen appears on ABC Weekend Breakfast to chat about our Valentine’s Day appeal…watch

SBS News – 23 January 2019

Jon Owen appears on My Australia to chat about his journey to Wayside Chapel…read and watch 

ABC News 360 – 21 January 2019

Jon Owen talks about the heatwave and how it affects those who are homeless… listen

The Beast – 19 January 2019

Heart Cafe, a cafe with a conscience… read

Not Quite Nigella – 10 January 2019

Heart Warming Heart Cafe, Bondi Beach… read

Sydney Morning Herald – 6 January 2019

A 4-star review for Heart Cafe, Bondi’s first social enterprise cafe and a project by Wayside Chapel…read

Top stories from 2018

Broadsheet – 20 December 2018

Wayside Chapel’s first social enterprise is an ace cafe in Bondi. Read

eat.drink.play – 17 December 2018

Heart Cafe Bondi, review. Read

BuzzFeed – 7 December 2018

This cafe is helping fight youth unemployment. Watch

The Big Issue – December 2018 

People Assistant and former rough sleeper Andrew Windsor talks about “A Street Christmas”…read

Eternity News – 21 December 2018 

The Christmas street party that attracts politicians and the homeless…read

ABC TV + iView – 17 December 2018 

CEO/Pastor Jon Owen appears on Ho Ho Ho! Telling Christmas Tales…watch (available until 17 Jan 19) 

Daily Telegraph/Sky News – 15 December 2018 

CEO/Pastor Jon Owen appears on “The Changemakers” on Sky News to talk about our Christmas Day Street Party…watch

Heart Cafe – Wayside Chapel opens Bondi’s first social enterprise cafe offering training and support to Sydney’s most disadvantaged youth.

Good Food, Broadsheet, Buzzfeed Australia, The Wellness Guide, FoodService Magazine, Eat Drink Play, Concrete Playground, Delicious.

The Guardian Australia – 18 October 2018 

I finally have a genuine reason to look forward to Christmas with Wayside’s Christmas Day Street Party writes Gavin Ritchie…read

Triple J’s Hack – 17 October 2018

Previous Wayside visitor Dale talks about what led him to homelessness at age 15…listen or download 

Wentworth Courier – 17 October 2018

Cameron Daddo and Skye Leckie’s letters to their homeless selves that they read our Side by Side event were published…read here & here

The Contented Bee – Organic Gardener Magazine – 20 August 2018 

Wayside’s rooftop garden and bee hives are included in the Organic Gardener Magazine Book “The Contented Bee”… buy here 

ABC Australian Story – 20 August 2018

Australian Story follows the story of succession at Wayside Chapel from Rev Graham Long to Jon Owen…watch on ABC iview or YouTube.

ABC Radio Sydney Nightlife – 19 August 2018 

ABC Nightlife talks to Jon Owen about taking on the top job at the Wayside Chapel and his plans for the future of Wayside…listen

ABC Radio Sydney – 6 August 2018 

CEO and Pastor Jon Owen chats to James Valentine about this week’s Inner Circle…listen

SBS Food – 6 August 2018 

Wayside’s kitchen staff discuss the history and significance of our low-cost cafes in Kings Cross and Bondi…read

2CH Sydney – 30 July 2018 

CEO and Pastor Jon Owen talks with hosts Indira and Trevor about his new role and their project for Wayside called “Bob’s Blankets” …listen

ABC Radio Sydney – 29 June 2018 

Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck talk Winter Appeal with incoming CEO and Pastor Jon Owen at Wayside Bondi…listen

Wentworth Courier – 27 June 2018 

Ambassadors Claudia Karvan and David Wenham share their love for Wayside Chapel…read

The Brag Magazine – 12 June 2018 

Wayside’s op shops are included in The Brag’s Guide to the best op shops in Sydney…read

Death and Dying 2018 Seminar – 1 June 2018 

Rev Graham Long shares powerful stories with Cynthia Sciberras at a seminar “Death and Dying,” at North Sydney Community Centre…listen 

ABC Radio Sydney – 4 June 2018 

Rev Graham Long and Pastor Jon Owen join James Valentine to declare the “passing of Inner Circle” at the end of the month…listen or download

ABC Radio Sydney – 14 May 2018

Incoming CEO and Pastor of Wayside Chapel Jon Owen chats with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck about his journey to Wayside and the issue of homelessness in Sydney…listen

Eternity News – 27 April 2018 

A profile piece on Jon Owen, the man who will be CEO and Pastor of Wayside Chapel…read

Better Homes and Gardens, Channel 7 – 27 April 2018 

Wayside Chapel’s rooftop garden and gardening therapy class are featured on Better Homes and Gardens…watch

ABC Radio Sydney – 20 April 2018 

Incoming CEO and Pastor of Wayside Jon Owen talks inequality about inequality with Wendy Harmer… listen

Radio National – 11 April 2018  

Rev Graham Long and Assistant Pastor Jon Owen talk spirituality on Life Matters…listen

Insights Magazine – 5 April 2018 

Meet Wayside’s new CEO and Pastor…read

The Sydney Morning Herald 1 April 2018

Rev Graham Long shares his Easter message…read

ABC – 1 April 2018 

Wayside Chapel celebrates Easter Sunday with a service and a special Easter feast…read

The Sydney Morning Herald – 23 March 2018 

Wayside Chapel announces new CEO and Pastor Jon Owen…read

ABC Radio National – 4 February 2018 

ABC Radio National joined Wayside for one of our weekly Sunday Services for the radio panel show God Forbid…read or listen

Wentworth Courier – 16 January 2018 

A profile piece on Wayside ambassador Kylie Kwong has her swinging by our rooftop garden for some herbs and ingredients …read

Top stories from 2017

Christmas Day Street Party & Donate a Plate 2017 

Read all about our Christmas Day Street Party and Donate a Plate campaign, featured on the following outlets: 2GB Sydney , Time Out Sydney , Channel 7’s House of Wellness , Weekend Today Show , 2SER , News.com.au , Sydney Morning Herald  , SBS Australia , ABC News , 9News 

Wentworth Courier – 20 December 2017 

From volunteer to our Cafe Coordinator, Chantal Denis has been a big part of Wayside…read

Daily Telegraph – December 20 2017 

Rev Graham Long reflects on 13 years of service as he enters his final year as CEO and Pastor of Wayside…read

ABC Radio National – December 7 2017 

Rev Graham Long joins radio legend Richard Fidler for another Conversations…listen online or download.

ABC TV – One Plus One

Our Community Educator Rob Holt tells his amazing story with Jane Hutcheon…watch

Eternity News – December 2017 

Rev Graham Long talks about Wayside’s history…read

SBS – 20 November 2017 

Rev Graham Long says we shouldn’t be deterred from giving…read

Investment Magazine – 1 November 2017

Wayside Chapel’s Chairman Ian Martin talks about the importance of our inaugural event Side by Side …..read

ABC – 1 November 2017 

Dixie Link-Gordon aka Auntie Dixie, a big part of Wayside’s Aboriginal Program tells her story for ABC Women’s Work series…watch

Wentworth Courier – 9 June 2017

A $2 breakfast is served with dignity and respect at The Wayside Chapel…read

7 News – 16 April 2017

Rev Graham Anson speaks about the beauty of Easter at The Wayside Chapel Bondi…watch

Time Out Sydney – 9 February 2017

The Wayside Chapel is asking you to reconsider the flowers or chocolates on Valentine’s Day…read

SBS – 5 February 2017

Reverend Graham Long discussed the reasons and the reality behind a decline of religion in Australia… read

The Sydney Morning Herald – 30 January 2017

The Sydneysiders who bought the letters of the old Kings Cross Coke sign are announced… read