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

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

Printable Schedule

Recent Updates

28 November 2015
November edition of Listok (in Russian).
12 October 2015
Russian food festival(PDF) on 24 October 2015
26 July 2015
July edition of Listok (in Russian).
11 May 2015
Photos from Great Friday and Pascha.
10 May 2015
April edition of Listok (in Russian).
14 March 2015
Announcement of the Easter Bazaar (28 March).


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 28 November5:00 PM - All Night Vigil26th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 29 November9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Thursday 3 December6:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple
Friday 4 December7:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 5 December5:00 PM - All Night Vigil27th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 6 December9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 12 December5:00 PM - All Night Vigil28th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 13 December9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Friday 18 December6:00 PM - All Night VigilSt. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia
Saturday 19 DecemberNo service
5:00 PM - All Night Vigil29th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 20 December9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 26 DecemberNo service30th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 27 DecemberNo service
Saturday 2 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil31st Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday before the Natvity
Sunday 3 naury9:00 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.