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.

Discussion Group

The next discussion group will be on Thursday, 1 September 2016 at 7:00 PM in the church. Reader Stephen Shott will speak on the topic of “Navigating the Vigil Service”. All Welcome.

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

1 August 2016
July edition of Listok (in Russian).
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 13 August5:00 PM - All Night Vigil8th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 14 August9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Thursday 18 August6:00 PM - All Night VigilTransfiguration of the Lord
Friday 19 AugustNo service
Saturday 20 August5:00 PM - All Night Vigil9th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 21 August9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 27 August5:00 PM - All Night VigilDormition of the Most Holy Theotokos
Sunday 28 August9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 3 September5:00 PM - All Night Vigil11th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 4 September9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 10 September5:00 PM - All Night Vigil12th Sunday after Pentecost
Beheading of St John the Baptist
Sunday 11 September9:00 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.