The Bondi Garden, unlike Kings Cross, is in full view of the kitchen and café and these three parts work in synergy with each other. The organic produce grown in our gardens are used at both Cafes, as well as featuring in local restaurants like Billy Kwong in Potts Point. The gardens now have a stronger focus on Indigenous plants, native saltbush, lemon myrtle and more. The wider purpose of the gardens is to create community, teach living skills, practice sustainability, engage with our neighbours and beautify the space.
Kings Cross Rooftop Garden
“The garden is a haven. I enjoy seeing it grow and the little vegetables are great. I was homeless there for a while. I was living on the trains and I got myself into a lot of trouble and was in dire straits. Wayside helped me. I became involved in the garden and I feel completely at home here.”
Alan, Day to Day Living Participant
We are fairly free of much of the baggage of the church and yet we are a church. We are a people who don’t have all the answers, and we find our lack of answers rather liberating. We enjoy each other’s company and we remind each other that all of religion is satisfied when love is lived in community. Eucharist is celebrated every week using stale old Wayside bread. It makes the point that the Divine is usually found in the least likely places and that humanity flourishes at its most beautiful when it is mindful of its own frailty.
Weddings, Namings & Funerals
A place for people of all faiths, and of none
For over 40 years, Wayside Chapel has been a destination for many people, from all around the world, for marriage, naming ceremonies and other rites of passage. Some take place in our famous Chapel in Kings Cross, and many occur in key locations around Sydney.
Rites of passage include:
Marriage, spiritual blessings and renewal of vows
Naming ceremonies for children
Funerals and memorials
Celebrations for vocational decisions and other special occasions
Sunday Service. 11am every Sunday at The Wayside Chapel
“We’re not much like a church, which is fine if you’re not much like a Christian”
Rev Graham Long AM – Pastor Emeritus of Wayside Chapel