About Our Parish

Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church is a parish of the Australia and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). We are the only Orthodox Christian parish in Brisbane dedicated to the worship of God in the English language.

Our parish is dedicated to the Holy Annunciation, one of the major feastdays of our Church calendar – you can read more about it here.

Our parishioners are from all over the world, with birthplaces in Australia and New Zealand, East and Southeast Asia, the United States and Central America, Africa and beyond. All are united by our common faith, and we welcome any to join us, and experience the Church that Christ founded.


Our Clergy
Our rector and parish priest is Fr Andrew Smith. He is assisted by our parish’s deacon, Fr Matthew White.

As a parish of the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand (within the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia), our ruling bishop is Metropolitan Hilarion (who is both First Hierarch of ROCOR and Archbishop of Australia & New Zealand), and he is assisted by Bishop George of Canberra (who is the Administrator of our Diocese). As part of ROCOR, we are within the Church of Russia, headed by Patriarch Kyril. You can see biographies of our bishops from this link.


Our Faith

We are an Orthodox Christian congregation living the ancient, biblical faith of the New Testament Church; a part of the same Church that was founded by Christ, preached by His apostles, and carried on by their successors, through the centuries, to us today.

For more information, please see the ‘About Orthodoxy’ section of our website.


Our Parish Ministries

Our parish has a number of activities that are ongoing – pastoral, liturgical, social, administrative, beautifying, educational and charitable.  You can see more details on our Parish Ministries page.


Our Parish History
Founded over 40 years ago, our parish made history in the mid-1980s by being the first Orthodox parish in Australia to have all services in the English language.  Read more on our Parish History page.

Click here to see the Google Map for our church


Our Location

Our parish is located in the central suburb of Woolloongabba.

We are easy to get to via private transport, being close to Annerley and Ipswich Roads, and to the Southeast Freeway (M3).

For those using public transport, we are on the same street as Park Road Train Station and Boggo Road Busway Station, and within walking distance of Mater Hill Busway Station.

The simplest way to establish how to get to our parish is by using the ‘Directions’ tool within Google Maps (click here).

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