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.

Patronal Feast

The parish will celebrate its patronal feast day on Sunday 10 July. Bishop George of Canberra will serve at the All Night Vigil on Saturday evening and at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday.

Discussion Group

The next discussion group will be on Wednesday, 29 June at 7:00 PM in the church. Abbot Hieromonk Sergei (Shatrov) will speak on the topic of "Orthodox Italy". 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

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 18 June5:00 PM - All Night VigilPentecost
Trinity Sunday
Sunday 19 June9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 25 June5:00 PM - All Night Vigil1st Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints
Sunday 26 June9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Friday 1 July6:00 PM - All Night VigilSt John of Shanghai and San Francisco
Saturday 2 July9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
In English
5:00 PM - All Night Vigil2nd Sunday after Pentecost
All Saints of Russia
Sunday 3 July9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 9 July5:00 PM - All Night Vigil3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Patronal Feast
Sunday 10 July9:00 AM - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
Monday 11 July6:00 PM - All Night VigilSts Peter and Paul
Tuesday 12 July7:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 16 JulyNo service4th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 17 July9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 23 July5:00 PM - All Night Vigil5th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 24 July9:00 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.