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.

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

24 May 2016
Updated contact details.
30 April 2016
May edition of Listok (in Russian).
4 April 2016
Details of the Easter bazaar.
13 March 2016
March edition of Listok (in Russian).
27 February 2016
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
5 December 2015
Announcement of the Russian Bazaar on 12 December


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 7 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilSecond Sunday of Pascha
St Thomas Sunday
Sunday 8 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
and Requiems at Cemeteries
Saturday 14 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilThird Sunday of Pascha
The Myrrh-bearing Women
Sunday 15 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 21 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilFourth Sunday of Pascha
The Paralytic
Sunday 22 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 28 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilFifth Sunday of Pascha
The Samaritan Woman
Sunday 29 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 4 June5:00 PM - All Night VigilSixth Sunday of Pascha
The Blind Man
Sunday 5 June9:00 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.