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.

To Let

1 bedroom flat in church grounds. Separate lounge room and kitchen. $260 per week. Contact Father Alexander on 6295 7798 for further details.

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

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 15 August5:00 PM - All Night Vigil11th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 16 August9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Tuesday 18 August6:00 PM - All Night VigilTransfiguration of the Lord
Wednesday 19 AugustNo service
Saturday 22 August5:00 PM - All Night Vigil12th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 23 August9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Thursday 27 August6:00 PM - All Night VigilDormition of the Most Holy Mother of God
Friday 28 August9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 29 August5:00 PM - All Night Vigil13th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 30 August9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 5 September5:00 PM - All Night Vigil14th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 6 September9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 12 September5:00 PM - All Night Vigil15th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 13 September9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 19 SeptemberNo service16th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 20 September9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
5:00 PM - All Night VigilNativity of the Most Holy Mother of God
Monday 21 SeptemberNo service
Saturday 26 September5:00 PM - All Night Vigil17th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 27 September9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 3 October5:00 PM - All Night Vigil18th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 4 October9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 10 October5:00 PM - All Night Vigil19th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 11 October9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Tuesday 13 October6:00 PM - All Night VigilProtection of the Most Holy Mother of God
Wednesday 14 OctoberNo service
Saturday 17 October5:00 PM - All Night Vigil20th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 18 October9:00 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.