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.

Pancakes - 15 February

It is planned to have pancakes for lunch after the Divine Liturgy on Meatfare Sunday, 15 February. Details are to be confirmed.

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

22 November 2014
November edition of Listok (in Russian), Parish Bazaar.
5 November 2014
Additional audio recordings from the Choral conference.
14 August 2014
July edition of Listok (in Russian)
3 August 2014
Additional video and audio recordings from the Choral conference.
29 March 2014
Announcement of the Russian Easter Bazaar.
24 March 2014
Updated information for the Choral conference, dates for the next discussion group and the Holy Unction service
10 March 2014
Registration for 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 10 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil31st Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday after the Nativity of Christ
Sunday 11 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 17 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil32nd Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday before Theophany
Sunday 18 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
5:00 PM - All Night VigilTheophany
Monday 19 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 24 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil33rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 25 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 31 January5:00 PM - Vespers and the Canon before Holy CommunionSunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
Sunday 1 February9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 7 FebruaryNo serviceSunday of the Prodigal Son
Sunday 8 FebruaryNo service
Saturday 14 February5:00 PM - Great VespersSunday of the Last Judgment (Meatfare), The Meeting of Our Lord
Sunday 15 February9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy

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

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.