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

Русская Версия


Photo of the Church Welcome to the website of the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Canberra. The cathedral parish is part of the Australian Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church (Abroad). We hope that your visit will be of benefit.

Patronal Festival

The parish's patronal festival will be celebrated on Sunday 9 July. Bishop George of Canberra will serve at the hierarchical Divine Liturgy.

The dean of the cathedral is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.

For general enquiries please email For enquiries about hiring the parish hall, please use the contact form.

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

Printable Schedule

Recent Updates

16 April 2016
April edition of Listok (in Russian).
15 March 2017
Announcement of the Easter Bazaar on 25 March
6 January 2016
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
25 November 2016
Announcement of the Russian Bazaar on 26 November
17 November 2016
October edition of Listok (in Russian).
1 August 2016
July edition of Listok (in Russian).
24 May 2016
Updated contact details.


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 8 July5:00 PM - All Night Vigil5th Sunday after Pentecost
Nativity of St John the Baptist - Patronal Feast
Sunday 9 July9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
Tuesday 11 July6:00 PM - All Night VigilSts Peter and Paul
Wednesday 12 July9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 15 July5:00 PM - All Night Vigil6th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 16 July9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 22 JulyNo service7th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 23 July9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 29 July5:00 PM - All Night Vigil8th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 30 July9:00 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.