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 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, 5 August5:00 pmAll Night Vigil9th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 6 August9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 12 August5:00 pmAll Night Vigil10th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 13 August9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Friday, 18 August6:00 pmAll Night VigilTransfiguration of our Lord
Saturday, 19 August9:00 amDivine Liturgy
5:00 pmNo service11th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 20 August9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 26 August5:00 pmAll Night Vigil12th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 27 August9:00 amDivine Liturgy
5:00 pmAll Night VigilDormition of the Most Holy Mother of God
Monday, 28 August8:30 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 2 September5:00 pmAll Night Vigil13th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 3 September9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 9 September5:00 pmNo service14th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 10 September9:00 amNo service
Saturday, 16 September5:00 pmAll Night Vigil15th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 17 September9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Wednesday, 20 September6:00 pmNo serviceThe Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God
Thursday, 21 September8:30 amNo service
Saturday, 23 September5:00 pmAll Night Vigil16th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 24 September9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Tuesday, 26 September6:00 pmNo serviceThe Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross
Wednesday, 27 September8:30 amNo service
Saturday, 30 September5:00 pmNo service17th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 1 October9:00 amNo service
Saturday, 7 October5:00 pmAll Night Vigil18th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 8 October9:00 amDivine Liturgy

During Fr Alexander’s Absence

Fr Alexander will be away 30 August to 5 October. If an urgent pastoral need arises during this time, please contact Reader Christopher Dowling, on 0411 694 892, who will assist in making any necessary arrangements.


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.