Are you keen to learn more about Wayside? Join us at one of our events or weekly activities below.

The Long View

In The Long View, Pastor Emeritus Graham Long and James Valentine are reuniting to discuss the essential things, the deep things, the underlying beliefs and truths that guide us. With their quick wit and humour, this is a conversation you want to be a part of.

The Long View is a three-part speaker series, an opportunity to sit with Rev Graham Long and James Valentine as they explore notions of compassion, character and community. The pair will also be joined by a different guest speaker each week, an expert in their field.

This event is taking place over three weeks in March on a Monday night. The Long View will be held at the Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst Theatre Company.

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The Long View – On Compassion

Pastor Emeritus Graham Long and James Valentine will be joined by Dr Mahsheed Ansari for part one of The Long View, On Compassion.

Dr Mahsheed Ansari is lecturer in Islam and Contemporary Islamic Studies and the Higher Degrees Research Coordinator at the Centre for Islamic Studies & Civilisation, Charles Sturt University. Her research interests include the history of Islamic thought, spirituality and culture. Mahsheed has been involved in intercultural and interfaith dialogue activities for over 15 years.

Date: Monday, March 11 2019
Time: 7pm –8.30pm
Topic:  On Compassion with Dr Mahsheed Ansari from the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation at Charles Sturt University.

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The Long View – On Character

Joining Graham Long and James Valentine this week is Dr Rachael Kohn to explore themes of character.

Dr Rachael Kohn created The Spirit of Things  in 1997 which she produced and presented on ABC RN for 21 years. Her award winning documentaries for RN and ABC TV’s Compass ranged across all areas of religion and spirituality. She’s the author of The New Believers, Reimagining God and Curious Obsessions in the History of Science and Spirituality.

Date: Monday, March 18 2019
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
Topic:  On Character with Rachael Kohn, recently retired from ABC Radio’s The Spirit of Things.

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The Long View – On Community

Graham Long and James Valentine will be joined by Geraldine Doogue for the final instalment of The Long View.

Geraldine Doogue is a presenter on ABC RN Saturday Extra which specialises in foreign policy and regional issues as well as having previously reported for the West Australian, The Australian, 2UE, Channel 10 and the Presenter of ABC RN Life Matters, and host of ABC TV’s Nationwide. Geraldine played a central role in ABC TV’s coverage of the Gulf War, receiving a United Nations Media Peace Prize and two Penguin Awards. Geraldine has also been recognised as an Officer in the Order of Australia for distinguished service on issues involving ethics, values, religion and social change also being awarded a Churchill Fellowship for social and cultural reporting (2000.)

Date: Monday, March 25 2019
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
Topic:  On Community with Geraldine Doogue, ABC Radio’s Saturday Extra.

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Telephone: 95819106

Wayside Walks with Andrew Windsor

Wayside Walks is a tour unlike any you’ll ever find in a guide book. It takes people around Kings Cross and Elizabeth Bay where Andrew points out spots of significance along the way – the places where he slept and ate, other charities that are in the area and moments of how he came to know Wayside so well.

The host is Wayside employee and former rough sleeper, Andrew Windsor, who draws on his own experiences of homelessness and addiction to provide people with a rare insight into street life.

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Tour Details

When: First Friday of each Month

Where: Tour departs from Wayside Chapel, 29 Hughes Street, Potts Point.

Time: 6pm – 8:30pm

Tickets: $45, available here.


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 95819169

Community Lunch

Community Lunch returns Thursday 10 January, where another corporate volunteering team will put on a delicious Community Lunch for all to enjoy. To learn more about corporate volunteering, click here.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm, we hold our Community Lunch, free and open to all. The atmosphere is electric, as corporates, staff, volunteers and visitors sit side by side, and enjoy delicious food, festivities and prizes. It’s the best part of the day!


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 9581 9169

Junior Jivers

Junior Jivers is a one hour music and movement group for children under five, meeting every Monday at 10am (Except public holidays). Cost of entry is a $4 donation per child/class, $5 for two. If you would like to come down and check it out your first session is free! Junior Jivers is is a community driven event, come and join us with your bub!

For more info, check out their website. 


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 9581 9100

Wayside Voices (Toastmasters)

Do you want to gain confidence in public speaking, networking and other skills, all while becoming a part of a tight-knit, encouraging community? Then you should join us at Wayside Voices!

We have been an established Toastmasters club since May 2017 and we meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Wayside Kings Cross. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with over 16,400 clubs across the world.

With Wayside Voices, you build key communication skills with a series of challenges and roles that you take on each meeting. Toastmasters can not only benefit your work productivity, but it can also benefit your personal life as well!

You don’t have to sign up right away. You are more than welcome to just come along as a guest to see if you like it.

Wayside Voices 
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, starting at 6pm (arrive 5:50pm)
Board Room (Level 4) Wayside Chapel Kings Cross – 29 Hughes St Potts Point

For more information, email Kamila at [email protected] 


Telephone: 02 9581 9104
Email: [email protected]

Live @ The Chapel

Wayside Chapel are bringing music legends together, who usually would never appear on stage in an intimate series of events held every few months at Wayside Chapel Bondi Beach (95 Roscoe St Bondi Beach.)

Watch this space for details about the next show, which will be coming up later in 2018.


Telephone: 02 9581 9127
Email: [email protected]

Wayside building tours

Take a tour of The Wayside Chapel and get a real insight into our program areas and our mission and vision for the community.

Based in Kings Cross, each tour will cover the history of Wayside, an overview and visit to each of our program areas, plus personal Wayside anecdotes and insights into life in the Cross.

At the end of the tour, you’re more than welcome to hang out in our Wayside Cafe and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.

The tour host is Wayside employee and former rough sleeper, Rob Holt, who draws on his own experiences of homelessness and addiction to provide people with a rare insight into street life.

Building tours are $15 per person.


Telephone: 02 9581 9104
Email: [email protected]