St. John the Baptist Parish, A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, Canberra, Australia

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Photo of the Church Welcome to the English website of the St. John the Baptist Church, the Canberra parish of the Australian Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church (Abroad). We hope that your visit will be of benefit.

Choral Conference

On 1-4 May 2014, St John the Baptist Parish hosted the 2014 diocesan Choral Conference (Певческий Съезд). Photos, music and videos are being added to the conference page.

The rector of the parish is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.

For general enquiries please email

Our parish website also has web pages in Russian with different content.

Printable Schedule

Recent Updates

11 May 2015
Photos from Great Friday and Pascha.
10 May 2015
April edition of Listok (in Russian).
14 March 2015
Announcement of the Easter Bazaar (28 March).
3 February 2015
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
22 November 2014
November edition of Listok (in Russian), Parish Bazaar.
5 November 2014
Additional audio recordings from the Choral conference.


Visitors are always welcome at our services. The All Night Vigil is celebrated beginning at 5 PM on Saturday evenings and the Divine Liturgy at 9 AM on Sunday mornings. Confessions are heard during the Vigil service. The principal language of the services is Church Slavonic. Some English is used in the Divine Liturgies and usually somewhat more during the All Night Vigils. The parish church and school are located at:

1 Matina St
Narrabundah ACT 2604 (map)

Schedule of Upcoming Services
Saturday 18 April5:00 PM - All Night VigilSecond Sunday of Pascha - St Thomas Sunday
Sunday 19 April9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 25 April5:00 PM - All Night VigilThird Sunday of Pascha - The Myrrh-bearing Women
Sunday 26 April9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 2 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilFourth Sunday of Pascha - The Paralytic
Sunday 3 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 9 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilFifth Sunday of Pascha - The Samaritan Woman
Sunday 10 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 16 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilSixth Sunday of Pascha - The Blind Man
Sunday 17 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Wednesday 20 May6:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Ascension of our Lord
Thursday 21 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 23 MayNo serviceSeventh Sunday of Pascha: The Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
Sunday 24 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 30 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilPentecost – Trinity Sunday
Sunday 31 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy

For updates to the service schedule and other parish events, follow us (@stjohn_baptist) on Twitter or on Facebook.

Parish Life

Upcoming Events

Recent Snapshots

Church interior

Parish Membership


We would encourage those who attend our services and are part of the Orthodox community in Canberra to become parish members. An explanation of the importance of parish membership (PDF) is available in Russian and English, as is a parish membership form, (PDF) also in Russian and English.