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.

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

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 19 November5:00 PM - All Night Vigil22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 20 November9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 26 November5:00 PM - All Night Vigil23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 27 November9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 3 December5:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple
Sunday 4 December9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 10 December5:00 PM - All Night Vigil25th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 11 December9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 17 December5:00 PM - All Night Vigil26th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 18 December9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
5:00 PM - All Night VigilSt Nicholas the Wonderworker
Monday 19 DecemberNo service
Saturday 24 DecemberNo service27th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 25 DecemberNo service
Saturday 31 December5:00 PM - All Night Vigil28th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday before the Nativity of Christ
Sunday 1 January9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Friday 6 January6:00 PM - All Night VigilNativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Saturday 7 January9:00 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.