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 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.

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

6 January 2016
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
25 November 2016
Announcement of the Russian Bazaar on 26 November
17 November 2016
October edition of Listok (in Russian).
1 August 2016
July edition of Listok (in Russian).
24 May 2016
Updated contact details.


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 21 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil31st Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday after Theophany
Sunday 22 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 28 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil32nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 29 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 4 FebruaryNo serviceSunday of the Publican and the Pharisee
Sunday 5 February9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 11 FebruaryNo serviceSunday of the Prodigal Son
Sunday 12 FebruaryNo service
Tuesday 14 February6:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Meeting of the Lord
Wednesday 15 February7:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 18 February5:00 PM - All Night VigilSunday of the Last Judgment
Sunday 19 February9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 25 February5:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Sunday of Forgiveness
Sunday 26 February9:00 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.