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.

Schedule Update

There will be no service on Saturday, 24 September, as previously indicated in the schedule.

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

1 August 2016
July edition of Listok (in Russian).
24 May 2016
Updated contact details.
30 April 2016
May edition of Listok (in Russian).
4 April 2016
Details of the Easter bazaar.
13 March 2016
March edition of Listok (in Russian).
27 February 2016
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
5 December 2015
Announcement of the Russian Bazaar on 12 December


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 27 August5:00 PM - All Night VigilDormition of the Most Holy Theotokos
Sunday 28 August9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 3 September5:00 PM - All Night Vigil11th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 4 September9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 10 September5:00 PM - All Night Vigil12th Sunday after Pentecost
Beheading of St John the Baptist
Sunday 11 September9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Saturday 17 SeptemberNo service13th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 18 SeptemberNo service
Tuesday 20 SeptemberNo serviceNativity of the Most Holy Mother of God
Wednesday 21 SeptemberNo service
Saturday 24 SeptemberNo service14th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 25 September9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Monday 26 SeptemberNo serviceExaltation of the Precious Cross
Tuesday 27 SeptemberNo service
Saturday 1 OctoberNo service15th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 2 OctoberNo service
Saturday 8 October5:00 PM - All Night Vigil16th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 9 October9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
Thursday 13 OctoberNo serviceProtection of the Mother of God
Friday 14 OctoberNo service
Saturday 15 October5:00 PM - All Night Vigil17th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday 16 October9:00 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.