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Coronavirus complicates problems faced by homeless

By JOHN MOYLE In uncertain times the one certainty is that the homeless are likely to be hit harder by COVID-19 than the general populace. Health-wise they are already in an unenviable position having a life expectancy of almost half that of the average Australian. The homeless are also over-represented with mental disorders, alcohol and […]

Vale – Reverend Ray Richmond

Memoriam by ANDREW WOODHOUSE The Reverend Ray Richmond passed away in September 2019. He was a pioneer, maverick, general good bloke, even possibly a saint. One big-name CEO told me once, “if anyone needed a job or second chance in life, Ray would employ them at the chapel to give them a reference, even if […]

Return and Earn

BY JOHN MOYLE You’ve just cleaned up after the barbie and stacked all the long necks with the intention of cashing them in at the nearest Container Deposit Scheme bottle depot, except, where the hell is it? Since 1st December 2017, NSW residents have been able to return their drink containers to obtain a 10 […]

Wayside Chapel action against the war on drugs

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Last week, Kings Cross joined the United Nations Global Day of Action against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by calling for an end to counterproductive and harmful drug culture and stigmas in the local area. On Thursday, June 26, King Cross’ Wayside Chapel hosted Sydney’s action against the 'war on drugs', and […]

A Photographic Eye to World of Refugees

   Refugees, fleeing the ravages of World War 2, wave aboard the ships which carried them to safety. A young Syrian girl sits in a classroom of empty desks, dreaming of a better future. These are just two photos from two separate photographic exhibitions featuring refugees around the world which will be opening in Sydney […]

News in brief

Wayside's 50 years The Wayside Chapel will mark its 50th birthday with a street party and a special church service from its CEO and pastor, Graham Long. A jumping castle, petting zoo, cooking demonstrations and 1960s dress-up booth will adorn Hughes Street, Potts Point from 10am this Sunday, April 13. The Wayside Chapel provides services […]

You Are Here

By Sean May It’s late Friday afternoon and the Wayside Chapel in Potts Point is packed. People have congregated out the front, chatting amongst one another, while some line up at the café for a meal. Off to the side, a photo shoot takes place for an upcoming play titled You Are Here. The Wayside […]