St. John the Baptist Parish, A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, Canberra, Australia

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Photo of the Church Welcome to the English website of the St. John the Baptist Church, the Canberra parish of the Australian Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church (Abroad). We hope that your visit will be of benefit.

Choral Conference

On Thursday May 1 to Sunday May 4 St John the Baptist Parish will be hosting the diocesan Choral Conference (Певческий Съезд). Registration is now open.

The rector of the parish 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

29 March 2014
Announcement of the Russian Easter Bazaar.
24 March 2014
Updated information for the Choral conference, dates for the next discussion group and the Holy Unction service
10 March 2014
Registration for the Choral conference
5 March 2014
Discussion Group on 12 March
22 January 2014
January edition of Listok
6 December 2013
Russian Bazaar.
25 November 2013
October edition of Listok
3 November 2013
Award for Archpriest Alexander, Patronal Feast, Farewell to a member of the Choir.
11 August 2013
School Chronicle, July edition of Listok


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
Friday 11 April6:00 PM - MatinsLazarus Saturday
Saturday 12 April9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
5:00 PM - All Night VigilPalm Sunday
The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem
Sunday 13 April9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Monday 14 April6:00 PM - Great Compline
Tuesday 15 April6:00 PM - Great Compline
Wednesday 16 April6:00 PM - Matins
Thursday 17 April6:00 PM - MatinsReading of the Twelve Passion Gospels
Friday 18 April3:00 PM - VespersGreat Friday
6:00 PM - MatinsGreat Saturday
Saturday 19 April9:30 AM - Vesperal Divine Liturgy
11:00 PM - Blessing of Easter Food
11:25 PM - Midnight Office
Sunday 20 April12:00 AM Midnight - Paschal Matins and the Divine LiturgyThe Radiant Resurrection of Christ
Monday 21 April9:00 AM - Divine LiturgyBright Monday
Saturday 27 April5:00 PM - All Night VigilSecond Sunday of Pascha
Sunday of St Thomas
Sunday 28 April9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy

For updates to the service schedule and other parish events, follow us (@stjohn_baptist) on Twitter.

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.