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.

Easter Bazaar

The Easter bazaar will be on Saturday, 24 March 2018, 10am to 2pm at the Church hall 4 Matina Street, Narrabundah, Canberra.

Russian Easter cakes, piroshki, borscht, pelmeni, (gluten free available), craft, Russian souvenirs, Church kiosk.

Everybody welcome.

Bible Study

The bible studies will resume at 7 PM on Monday 5 February in the church, continuing the study of the Gospel of Mark. All are welcome.

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

10 January 2017
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
24 August 2017
August edition of Listok (in Russian).
16 April 2017
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, 17 March5:00 pm - All Night VigilFourth Sunday of Great Lent
St John of the Ladder
Sunday, 18 March9:00 am - Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 21 March6:00 pm - Matins
Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete
St Andrew's Standing
Saturday, 24 March5:00 pm - All Night VigilFifth Sunday of Great Lent
Venerable Mary of Egypt
Sunday, 25 March9:00 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.