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.

Bible Study

This week the bible study will be at 7 PM on Tuesday 24 January in the church, continuing the study of the Gospel of Mark. All welcome.

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

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
Friday 6 January6:00 PM - All Night VigilNativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Saturday 7 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
5:00 PM - No serviceSunday after the Nativity of Christ
Sunday 8 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 14 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil30th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday before Theophany
Sunday 15 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Wednesday 18 January6:00 PM - All Night VigilTheophany
Baptism of the Lord
Thursday 19 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 21 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil31st Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday after Theophany
Sunday 22 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 28 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil32nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 29 January9:00 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.