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.

Orthodox Easter Bazaar

(Takeaway Only)

4 Matina Street, Narrabundah

Saturday 20th April
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pelmeni, piroshki , borsch, cakes, kulich.

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

6 January 2024
January 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 11 May5:00 PMAll Night VigilSecond Sunday of Pascha
St. Thomas Sunday - Requiems at cemetеries
Sunday 12 May9:00 AMDivine Liturgy
Saturday 18 May5:00 PMAll Night VigilThird Sunday of Pascha
The Myrrh-bearing Women
Sunday 19 May9:00 AMDivine Liturgy
Saturday 25 May5:00 PMAll Night VigilFourth Sunday of Pascha
The Paralytic
Sunday 26 May9:00 AMDivine Liturgy
Saturday 1 June5:00 PMNo serviceFifth Sunday of Pascha
The Samaritan Woman
Sunday 2 June9:00 AMDivine Liturgy
Saturday 8 June5:00 PMAll Night VigilSixth Sunday of Pascha
The Blind Man
Sunday 9 June9:00 AMDivine Liturgy


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

Our behaviour During Services… Read on…(PDF)

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.