About our Parish


Our Congregation Today
Our church community are a group of Orthodox Christians located in Brisbane, Australia, who strive to follow Christ in the Church that He founded.  At present, we are the only Orthodox Christian parish in Brisbane dedicated to the worship of God in the English language.


Each weekend, we typically welcome 60-70 people to at least one of our regular services. Our parishioners are from all over the world, with birthplaces spanning from Australia and New Zealand, to Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia, to the British Isles, South Africa, North America and beyond. Some of our parishioners have been Orthodox before they could walk, while the majority of our adult parishioners chose to be Orthodox later in life.  All are united by our common faith, and we have a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where it is the norm to seek, find and follow Truth.


We welcome any to join us, and to experience the Church that Christ founded.


Our Clergy

Our parish priest is Fr Andrew Smith.  His assistant priest is Fr Stephen David.  They are assisted by Subdeacons John and Palladius.


Our parish is part of the Diocese of Australia & New Zealand, led by Bishop George of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand. Our Diocese is part of ROCOR, which is led by Metropolitan Nicholas and is a self-governing part of the Moscow Patriarchate.


Our Parish Ministries
There are many ways that parishioners of Holy Annunciation serve within their parish - whether Liturgical, Administrative, Educational, Infrastructure, or Community Ministries.  Each of these are headed by a Ministry Co-ordinator.  You can learn more on the Ministries page.


Our Location
We are located at: 163 Park Road, Woolloongabba, 4102.


We are easy to get to via private transport, being between Annerley and Ipswich Roads, and near the Southeast Freeway (M3). There is plenty of street parking available, as well as limited backyard parking.

For those using public transport, we are on the same street as Park Road Train Station and Boggo Road Busway Station (just 300-500m away).


We've found that the simplest way to establish how to get to our parish is by using the ‘Directions’ tool within Google Maps.


First Time Visitor Information
If this is your first time visiting our church, we encourage you to view our Visitor Information Page.


Our Parish Feastday: The Annunciation of the Theotokos
Our parish is dedicated to the Holy Annunciation, one of the major feastdays of our Church calendar. We sing how it is the ‘beginning of our salvation’ – because the story of the salvation of humanity by Jesus Christ begins with His conception, when He took human flesh. You can read more about it on OrthodoxWiki.


Our Faith
Orthodox Christians are people who follow God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – within the Church founded by Jesus Christ around 33AD.

If you’d like to know about the Orthodox Faith, please see the ‘About Orthodox Christianity‘ section of this website.


Our Parish History
Founded in 1972, our parish made history in the mid-1980s by being the first Orthodox parish in Australia to have all services in the English language.

If you’d like to know more about our parish, you can read more on our Parish History page.




- BSB: 064132
- Account: 904659
- Name: Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church

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Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church
163 Park Road, Woolloongabba

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