About the Parish
The Russian Orthodox community was established in Western Australia in 1950 by Father Athanasius (Mogilev), who came to this state for ministry in the immigrant camp - Northam. Soon after, a new parish was founded in Perth by Sergei Putilin. The first worship services were held in an Anglican church hall, however the laying of the cornerstone ceremony occurred on Monday, 25th of May 1953. On Thursday, 14th of October 1954, during the fiest of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Archibishop Theodore consecrated the first St. Peter and Paul church in Western Australia, Perth. A priest of the Serbian Orthodox community – Fr. Peter Radosh, who carried out the pastoral care of the parish from 1969 to 1990 and has inspired the construction of a new brick church, was also present at the consecration.
Registration of the church