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.

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 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

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).
3 February 2015
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
22 November 2014
November edition of Listok (in Russian), Parish Bazaar.
5 November 2014
Additional audio recordings from 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 30 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilPentecost – Trinity Sunday
Sunday 31 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 6 June5:00 PM - All Night Vigil1st Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday of All Saints
Sunday 7 June9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 13 June5:00 PM - All Night Vigil2nd Sunday after Pentecost – All Saints of Russia
Sunday 14 June9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 20 June5:00 PM - All Night Vigil3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 21 June9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 27 JuneNo service4th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 28 June9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 4 July5:00 PM - All Night Vigil5th Sunday after Pentecost
Patronal Festival
Sunday 5 July9:00 AM - Hierarchical 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.