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

16 April 2016
April edition of Listok (in Russian).
15 March 2017
Announcement of the Easter Bazaar on 25 March
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 22 April5:00 PM - All Night VigilSecond Sunday of Pascha
St Thomas Sunday
Sunday 23 April9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
and Requiems at Cemeteries
Saturday 29 April5:00 PM - All Night VigilThird Sunday of Pascha
The Myrrh-bearing Women
Sunday 30 April9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 6 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilFourth Sunday of Pascha
The Paralysed Man
Sunday 7 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 13 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilFifth Sunday of Pascha
The Samaritan Woman
Sunday 14 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 20 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilSixth Sunday of Pascha
The Blind Man
Sunday 21 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Wednesday 24 May6:00 PM - All Night VigilThe Ascension of our Lord
Thursday 25 May9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 27 May5:00 PM - All Night VigilSeventh Sunday of Pascha
The Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council
Sunday 28 May9:00 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.