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

Русская Версия


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.

Patronal Feast Day

Our parish will celebrate its patronal feast day on Sunday 6th July, with the All Night Vigil on Saturday evening and the Divine Liturgy followed by lunch on Sunday.

Choral Conference

On 1-4 May 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

10 June 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
Friday 11 July6:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Holy, Glorious and All-praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul
Saturday 12 July9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
No Service5th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 13 July9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 19 JulyNo service6th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 20 July9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 26 July5:00 PM - All Night Vigil7th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 27 July9:00 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.