St. John the Baptist Parish, A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, Canberra, Australia

Русская Версия


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.

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:

Day: Every Sunday starting from 28 October 2018
Time: 11.30-12pm.
Place: Church

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, 1 December 2018, from 10am to 2pm at the Church Hall, 4 Matina Street, Narrabundah.

Piroshki, borscht, pelmeni, cakes, gluten-free, Russian souvenirs, Church kiosk.

Everybody welcome.

Miracle-Working Kursk Icon

The Miracle-Working Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign will visit our parish on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 January, 2019. It will be present at the Vigil and Divine Liturgy for Christmas Eve, at which Bishop George of Canberra will serve.

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

23 August 2018
August edition of Listok (in Russian).
30 July 2017
Food fair
8 April 2017
April edition of Listok (in Russian).
10 January 2017
January edition of Listok (in Russian).
24 August 2017
August edition of Listok (in Russian).


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, 24 November5:00 pmAll Night Vigil26th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 25 November9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 1 December5:00 pmAll Night Vigil27th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 2 December9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Monday, 3 December6:00 pmAll Night VigilThe Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple
Tuesday, 4 December9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 8 December5:00 pmAll Night Vigil28th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 9 December9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Saturday, 15 December5:00 pmAll Night Vigil29th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 16 December9:00 amDivine Liturgy
Tuesday, 18 December6:00 pmAll Night VigilSt. Nicholas the Wonderworker
Wednesday, 19 December9:00 amNo service
Saturday, 22 December5:00 pmAll Night Vigil30th Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, 23 December9:00 amDivine 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.