Churches in Australia using English

This page lists those parishes and missions who either worship exclusively in English, or who serve weekly services in English.  (These are listed first by geography, then by if it is an exclusively-English language parish, and lastly alphabetically by patronal feast.)

Some parishes also serve monthly services in English, and some use some English in their services – these are noted on the respective pages for their geographic area.

Parishes in Sydney, and parishes in greater New South Wales
Parishes in Melbourne, and parishes in greater Victoria
Parishes in Brisbane, and parishes in greater Queensland
Parishes in South Australia
Parishes in Western Australia

Faithful in the ACT can visit Queanbeyan or Gunning parishes in greater NSW.

Sadly, no Orthodox parishes in Tasmania or the Northern Territory serve predominantly in English as yet. If you would like to change this, please contact us and we’ll try to assist in your situation. Those who are looking for Orthodox Christian services in Tasmania are invited to contact Fr Timothy Evangelinidis at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Parish, while those in the Northern Territory are invited to contact Fr Joel Xanthos at the Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas.

Sydney

St John the Baptist Skete
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Address: 10 Harrison Rd, Kentlyn
Phone Number: (02) 4626 3945
Abbot: V. Rev. Abbot Joachim (Ross)
Brotherhood: 1 monk
Serving priest: Rev. Fr Dionysius Halim;
Deacon: Rev. Dcn Stephen McKay
Saturday: Reader’s All-night Vigil, 5:30pm start, English language
Sunday: Hours and Divine Liturgy, 8:30am start, English language
Tuesday: Molieben and Akathist to the Theotokos, 7:00pm start, English language
Services: All services are celebrated in English. Please contact the skete office for more information.

Holy Archangel Michael Orthodox Church
Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand
Address: 38 Wentworth Rd, Homebush
Phone Number: (02) 9764 2075
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr Veselin Svorcan
Deacon: Rev. Dcn Miladin Tripic
Saturday: Vespers, 6pm, English language
Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 9:30am start, English language
Services: All services celebrated in the English language.  Please contact the church office or parish clergy for more information.

Orthodox Parish of Sts Michael and Gabriel
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Address: 72 Belmore St, Ryde
Phone Number: (02) 9786 0294
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr Michel Zghaib, 0403 847 690
Saturday: Great Vespers, 6pm, English language
Sunday: Matins, 9-10am, and Divine Liturgy, 10am start, English language
Services: For more information, please contact church office or parish clergy.

Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral of St George
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Address: Cnr Walker and Cooper Sts, Redfern
Phone Number: (02) 9319 4456
Cathedral Dean: Rt. Rev. Fr Nabil Kachab, 0409 866811
Assistant Priest: Rev. Fr Isaac Zghaib
Sunday: (2nd) Divine Liturgy, 11am start, English language
Wednesday: Divine Liturgy, 7pm start, English language
Services: Please contact the cathedral office or cathedral clergy for more information.

Antiochian Orthodox Church of St Mary
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines

Address: 139 Burnett St, Mays Hill
Phone Number: (02) 9689 2747
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr George Saad, 0425 368889
Assistant Priest: Rev. Fr Paul Merji, 0451 460470
Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 6pm, English language
Online: WebFacebook groupFB page
Services: Contact the church office or parish clergy for more details.

Antiochian Orthodox Church of St Nicholas
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Address: 11 Henry St, Punchbowl
Phone Number: (02) 9790 2392
Parish Priest: Rev. Dr Jean El-Karaan, 0406 401836
Assistant Priest: Rev. Fr Romanos Al Baba, 0423 627478
Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 6pm, English language
Services: Please contact the church office or parish clergy for more information.

Regional New South Wales

Australian Orthodox Indigenous Mission – Chapel of St John of San Francisco
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Worshipping Address: Gunning Chapel – 50 Grovenor Street Gunning NSW 2581 (opposite Gunning Railway Station)
Phone Number: (02) 4845 1370
Priest: Rev. Fr Seraphim Slade
Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 10am start, English language.
Services: Please contact the Parish Priest to confirm service dates and more information.

Melbourne

Holy Ascension Orthodox Christian Mission Centre
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Postal Address: PO Box 754, Carlton South, Victoria, 3053
Worshipping Address: 36 Electra Street, Williamstown (Red-brick building belonging to the Williamstown Uniting Church in Electra Street)
Mission Priest: Rev. Hmk Kyril (Gavras), 0447 737 317
Deacon: Rev. Dcn Emil Mishriky
Sunday: Hours & Divine Liturgy, 9am, English language
Services: All services are celebrated in the English language. For more information, please see the website or contact mission clergy.

The Good Shepherd Orthodox Mission
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Address: Monash University Religious Centre, Bldg 9, Clayton Campus, Wellington Rd, Clayton, Melbourne
Phone Number: (03) 9905 3157
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr Geoff Harvey, 0417 012551 (e-mail: fr (dot) geoff (at) gmail (dot) com)
Deacon: Rev. Dcn John Whiteside, 0423 410622
Saturday: Vespers, 5pm start, English language
Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 10am start, English language
Services: Please contact the church office or parish clergy for more details.

Church of St Photini – Mount Ridley Orthodox Mission
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Worshipping Address: Mother Theresa Primary School, 5-15 Windrock Ave, Mt Ridley
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr John D’Alton, 0411 422192
Sunday (twice-monthly): Divine Liturgy, 10:30am, English language.
Services: All services celebrated in English. Please contact parish clergy for more information.

The Orthodox Community of the Protection of the Theotokos
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Worshipping Address: Uniting Church Building, Cnr Watson & Wellington Streets, Wallan
Serving Priest: Rev. Fr Paul Walliker, 0414 231461
Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 10:30am, English language.
Online presence: Web, Facebook
Services: All services celebrated in English.  Please contact parish clergy for more information.

Antiochian Orthodox Mission of the Holy Transfiguration
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Worshipping Address: Southern Sherbrooke Historical Society’s church, 127 Colby Dr, Belgrave Heights
Serving Priest: Rev. Fr John D’Alton, 0411 422192
Local Contact: Sdn Timothy Grace, 0490 110 797 (e-mail: tcgrace22 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Sunday (1st & 3rd of the month): Matins, 10am start, and Divine Liturgy, 11am start, English language
Services: Please contact the church office or parish clergy.

Antiochian Orthodox Church of St Nicholas
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Address: 176 Simpson St, East Melbourne
Phone Number: (03) 9417 2266
Parish Priest: V. Rev. Fr Dimitri Baroudi, 0412 172236
Assistant Priest: Rev. Fr Jack Lufti, 0412 409 101
Wednesday: Divine Liturgy, 6:30pm, English language
Services: Please contact the church office or parish clergy for more information.

Regional Victoria

St Ignatius of Antioch and St Aidan of Lindisfarne Mission
Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Address: 369 Forest St, Wendouree, Ballarat
Parish Priest: V. Rev. Stavrophor Fr Andrew Brasington, (03) 5339 5283
Services: Please contact parish clergy for more information.

Antiochian Orthodox Mission of the Forty Holy Martyrs
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Address: 19 Balding St, Mirboo North
Served by: Rev. Fr Geoff Harvey, 0417 012551
Services: Services celebrated in the English language. For more information, contact mission clergy.

Brisbane

Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Address: 163 Park Road, Woolloongabba
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr Alexander Borodin, (07) 3342 4696
Assistant Priest: Rev. Fr Andrew Smith, 0450 078882
Deacon: Rev. Dcn Matthew White
Saturday: All-night Vigil, 6-8:20pm, English language
Sunday: Hours and Divine Liturgy, 8:30-10:20am, English language.
Other services: Please contact the parish clergy for more information.

Greek Orthodox Parish-Community of St George
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Address: Cnr Edmondstone St and Besant St, South Brisbane
Phone Number: (07) 3844 3669
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr Dimitri Tsakas, 0413 813136
Assistant Priest: Rev. Fr Anastasios Bozikis, 0404 003903
Saturday: Divine Liturgy, 6:00-7:20pm, English language
Other services: Please contact the parish clergy for more information.

Regional Queensland

St John the Baptist Orthodox Mission
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Worshipping Address: All Saints’ Anglican Church, 26 Arthur St, East Toowoomba
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr Andrew Smith, 0450 078882
Sundays (second of month): Typika, 9:30-10:30am, English language
Saturdays (quarterly): Midnight Office, Prayers before Holy Communion and Divine Liturgy, 8:30-11:20am, English language
Further information: Please see the website or contact parish clergy for more details.

St Mary Magdalene Orthodox Christian Mission
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Address: Worshipping in Elimbah at the Elimbah Uniting Church, Coronation Drive, Elimbah; and in Gympie at 34 Old Maryborough Road, Gympie.
Mission Priest: Rev. Fr James Savage, 0437 539817
Deacon: Rev. Dcn John Hubbard
Saturdays: Vespers, 5pm, English language, in Elimbah
Sunday: Matins, 10:30am start, and Divine Liturgy, 11:30am start, English language, in Elimbah
Wednesday: Evening service, English language, in Gympie.
Further information: Please contact mission clergy for more information.

South Australia

Parish of St Elizabeth and Barbara
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Worshipping Address: Cana Chapel, Corner Hay St & Jade Cres., Happy Valley.
Phone Number: (08) 8270 5056 (after hours)
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr Barnabas Jellings, 0406 408908 (email: brjellings (at) bigpond (dot) com)
Deacon: Rev. Dcn Daniel Jellings
Sunday: Hours, 8.40am, followed by Divine Liturgy, 9am, English language
Other services: Please contact the parish clergy for more information.

Saint Patrick Orthodox Mission
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Worshipping Address: Way Street (Cnr Brooklyn Tce), Kilburn. (Inside the St Christopher Anglican Church building)
Parish Priest: Rev. Dr Peter Hill, 0466 720088
Saturday: Vigil, 5pm, English language
Sunday: Hours & Divine Liturgy, 10am, English language (followed by Bible Study)
Tuesday: Moleben, 7pm, English language
Other services: Please contact the church office or parish clergy for more information.

Monastery of the Prophet Elias
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia – Diocese of Australia and New Zealand
Address: Frahns Farm Rd, Monarto South
Abbot: Rev. Abbot Benjamin, 0401 501315
Other assigned clergy: Rev. Dcn Raphael Gutteridge
Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 9am start, English language
Wednesday: Divine Liturgy, 7am start, English language
Daily (except as above or for major feasts): Services start at 5am and 6pm.
Services: All services served in the English language; please contact the abbot for more details.

Western Australia

Greek Orthodox Parish of St Nektarios
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Address: 22 Dianella Dr, Dianella
Phone Number: (08) 9375 1222
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr John Athanasiou, 0411 061554
Assistant Priest: Rev. Fr Evan Bertellis, 0424 178943
Saturday: Divine Liturgy, 5pm start, English language.
Services: For more details, please call the church office.

Australian Capital Territory

Those who are looking for Orthodox Christian services in English in the Australian Capital Territory are directed to English-language Orthodox parishes in Gunning.