wayside chapel book

I proud to share news that The Wayside Chapel has released a coffee table book, called Wayside.

The Wayside Chapel, in the heart of Sydney’s Kings Cross, is a meeting place for people from all walks of life — have-nots and haves, homeless and housed, atheists and believers, lost and saved, sick and well. Im proud to be one of their Ambassadors

In Wayside, 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 – a place where love famously meets hate. Designed by Andrew Henderson, Wayside is a beautifully curated portrait of our community and reaches right into the soul of Sydney, bringing out all that makes this city unique.

“Wayside is a triumph of community and a testament to the strength and diversity of the characters that call Kings Cross home.  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 – from the rough sleepers of the Cross to the lofty heights of establishment,” said author Rev Graham Long.

“These are tales of struggle, pain and adversity but also of triumph, achievement and hope. This place has touched countless lives, from the streets to high society. Turn these pages and you will see what Wayside sees: that, wherever we come from, we are a single community. Wayside is a hub, geographically and metaphorically,” General Hurley wrote.

Wayside features some of Sydney’s most well-known faces, including its ambassadors David Wenham, Claudia Karvan, Indira Naidoo and Kylie Kwong and myself along with supporters Dick Smith, Michael Dorman, Camilla Franks, Luke Sales, Anna Plunkett, Alannah Hill, Akira Isogawa and Reg Mombassa.

Wayside is available RRP $80.00 here  as well as selected book stores nationally.

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All profits from the sales of the books go back into programs and services to support the most vulnerable members of the community.