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.


4 Matina Street, Narrabundah

Saturday, 9 December 2023
10am to 2pm

Piroshki, borscht, pelmeni
cakes, gluten-free
Church kiosk
Cash only, no EFTPOS

Everybody welcome

The dean of the cathedral is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.

For general enquiries please email For information and enquiries about hiring the parish hall, please see the contact page.

Our parish website also has web pages in Russian with different content.

Recent Updates

15 April 2023
April edition of Listok (in Russian).

To help us overcome the financial impact that the pandemic has had on our finances, we ask you to consider a regular monthly financial contribution to our parish. Contributions directly into our parish bank account is the easiest way to make your donation. Our bank account details are as follows:

BSB: 032719
Account: 602930

Other updates for the parish community and communications from the parish clergy will be published here. Please check back regularly.

Schedule of Upcoming Services

Saturday, 25 November5:00 pmAll Night Vigil25th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 26 November9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 2 December5:00 pmAll Night Vigil26th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 3 December9:00 amDivine Liturgy
5:00 pmAll Night VigilThe Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple
Monday, 4 December8:30 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 9 December5:00 pmAll Night Vigil27th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 10 December9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 16 December5:00 pmAll Night Vigil28th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 17 December9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Monday, 18 December6:00 pmAll Night VigilSt. Nicholas the Wonderworker
Tuesday, 19 December9:00 amDivine Liturgy


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 is located at:

1 Matina St
Narrabundah ACT 2604 (map)

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

Parish Life

Upcoming Events

  • January edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • May special edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • April edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • Our behaviour During Services… Read on…(PDF)

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.

Information is available about how members of our community can help to support our parish financially, when unable to attend weekly services.