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Love a good book? Hate putting it down? The Wayside Chapel has four books that provide a rare glimpse into life by the Wayside.



Wayside is the iconic new coffee-table book from The Wayside Chapel. A triumph of community and a testament to the strength and diversity of the unique characters that call Kings Cross home, Wayside is a book that reaches right into the soul of Sydney.

Author Reverend Graham Long tackles profound truths about life, death, friendship, hardship and the redemptive power of love. Acclaimed photographer Gary Heery has shot striking black and white portraits of the visitors, volunteers, staff and friends whose paths cross at the Wayside.

Wayside is a beautifully curated portrait of our community. It’s a book where everyone is a person to be met, not a problem to be solved and we look at Wayside’s wide and impactful reach into the community.

More and more, Wayside has become a place of intersection – a geographical and metaphorical place of collision between the polarity of cultures. It is the place where love famously meets hate.

All profits from the sales of Wayside will go back into programs and services that support vulnerable people in our community.

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     Love Over Hate: Finding Life by the Wayside

For nearly 10 years, Reverend Graham Long has been the pastor and CEO of The Wayside Chapel in Sydney’s Kings Cross. During that time he has worked tirelessly to serve the community, offering guidance and support to those in need. Long’s autobiography and memoir Love Over Hate: Finding life by the wayside chronicles his journey—from the social worker who became a postman, to the postman who became a pastor—with all life’s twists and turns along the way.

Love Over Hate explores the day-to-day life in Kings Cross—a community often judged for its problems, rather than the beauty and dignity of its people. The landscape is depicted with poignancy and honesty including the struggles faced by the homeless, those who’ve suffered abuse or battled alcoholism or drugs. There are also wonderful examples of perseverance and fortitude.

Love Over Hate provides an invaluable insight into Long’s life approach, offering a snapshot of life at the coalface of humanity. Within the pages of Love Over Hate you’ll find lessons on humanity and the strength and tenacity of the human spirit. Long challenges the reader to reflect upon their life and the contribution they make to society.



Along the Wayside: 50 Years of The Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross

Along the Wayside is a paperback coffee-table book detailing The Wayside Chapel's vivid history over the past 50 years.

The stunning book charts the history of Kings Cross from the early days of settlement to the swinging sixties where the bright lights of main strip attracted people from far and wide looking for an escape. The book then takes a turn down Hughes Street to delve into the history of The Wayside Chapel, from the opening of the chapel in 1964 by Reverend Ted Noffs to near closure of Wayside's dilapidated buildings in 2007.

Published to mark Wayside's 50th anniversary, Along the Wayside brings the rich history of Wayside to life and pays tribute to the little charity with a big heart that has providing love and support for over 50 years.The book jacket can be folded out to form a poster of celebrating 50 people that we've supported over the past 50 years.

The 96-page book makes the perfect gift for anyone who has been involved in The Wayside Chapel over the past 50 years.


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