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

Русская Версия


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.

No Services 27-28 December

There will be no Vigil on Saturday 27th and no Divine Liturgy on Sunday 28th December.

Church Cleaning - Sunday 4 January

There will be a general cleaning of the church after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday 4th January, in preparation for the Christmas (Nativity) services. All help will be greatly appreciated.

Choral Conference

On 1-4 May 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 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

22 November 2014
November edition of Listok (in Russian), Parish Bazaar.
5 November 2014
Additional audio recordings from the Choral conference.
14 August 2014
July edition of Listok (in Russian)
3 August 2014
Additional video and audio recordings from the Choral conference.
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


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 6 December5:00 PM - All Night Vigil26th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 7 December9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 13 December5:00 PM - All Night Vigil27th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 14 December9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Thursday 18 December6:00 PM - All Night VigilSt Nicholas the Wonderworker
Friday 19 DecemberNo service
Saturday 20 December5:00 PM - All Night Vigil28th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 21 December9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 27 DecemberNo service29th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 28 DecemberNo service
Saturday 3 January5:00 PM - All Night Vigil30th Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday before the Nativity of Christ
Sunday 4 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Tuesday 6 January6:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Nativity according to the Flesh of Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ
Wednesday 7 January9:00 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.