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Gutter Philosophy Event Series with Rev Graham Long

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

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 – Book tickets now

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.

Any questions, please contact: 

Email: [email protected]

Wayside Voices (Toastmasters) – moved online

Wayside Voices has moved online! Please get in touch with [email protected] for more info. 

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] 


Email: [email protected]

Wayside Walks with Andrew Windsor – postponed

*Wayside Walks have been postponed due to COVID-19. Watch this space for updates in 2021*

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.

Book your tickets here. 

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: (02) 9581 9169

Community Lunch – postponed

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!

To learn more about corporate volunteering, click here.


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 9581 9169

Junior Jivers – postponed

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!


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 9581 9100