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.


Services will not be held until further notice, in compliance with public health directives.

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.

Printable Schedule

Recent Updates

28 March 2020
Pastoral Letters relating to COVID-91
21 March 2020
Additional announcement regarding COVID-19
21 March 2020
Details for helping support our parish
19 March 2020
Important announcement regarding COVID-19
7 January 2020
January edition of Listok (in Russian).

Updates Related to COVID-19

Please see:

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

Schedule of Upcoming Services

Services will not be held until further notice, in compliance with public health directives.

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

Parish Life

Faith and Wisdom

A new ministry will begin in our church called 'Faith and Wisdom'. These talks/discussions will help our congregation to better understand their faith and to grow in their faith. This is open to all adults and will cover all aspects of our faith including the basic concepts of Orthodoxy. Details are as follows:

We are determining if and how to provide these classes online.

Daniel and the Three Youths Ministry

This is a new service for the children of our parish aged between 5 and 8 years old. The purpose of this service is to teach the next generation the foundation of our faith, including beliefs and practises, as well as church hymns that will enable them to participate in the liturgy.

Class will begin and end with prayer and will be conducted according the the following format:

Details are as follows:

These classes are currently suspended.

Upcoming Events

  • January edition of Listok (in Russian)… Read on…
  • August 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.