Twelfth Night

January 7, 2024

2 pm and 5 pm

Tickets are free.

You can reserve your tickets here:

2pm  Festival:



5pm Festival: 




The St. John’s Twelfth Night Boar’s Head Festival is an Elizabethan costumed pageant that combines the Christmas celebration with 16th-century English song and dance at the conclusion of the Christmas season. For more than 30 years, St. Johns has presented this merry celebration to the community. Singers, dancers, actors and musicians bring the magnificent story of the Epiphany to life!

Worship with us

a place for everyone

Reading the gospel photo

If you would like to sit quietly with the light pouring through our stained glass windows God, we welcome you. If you want to dive right into the life of an active church, we can help you find ways to connect with other people and deepen your faith.

If you have been away from the Church and want to return, we are here to help you worship God in the beauty of holiness. Whether you are a visitor for a special occasion, someone who has entered these doors for a moment of reflection, or are seeking a spiritual home—you are welcome at St. John’s.  Here are our most current worship services.

Worship Schedule:


8 a.m. Holy Eucharist

9:30 a.m.  Choral Holy Eucharist

In the Heart of Carlisle

grounded in Episcopal belief & practice

On any given Sunday, our pews are filled with people at every stage of life, from the US Army War College, Dickinson College, from lawyers, to teachers, to business people, to doctors, to artists and musicians, to stay at home moms to retired folks.

Our parish is a beacon in Cumberland County with the largest choral program and most active children and youth programs in the Episcopal tradition. Although we are a “destination” parish, we have many lifelong “Carlislians” who were born and raised here. We also have a  population who returned to Carlisle after falling in love with the quaint and cosmopolitan town after short assignments here.

We represent the breadth and depth of the Anglican Communion with parishioners hailing from Ghana, Liberia and other parts of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We cherish that breadth of age, experience, and background, and hope you will find a home with us. Newcomers are always welcome!

St. John’s Episcopal Church is located on the square in downtown Carlise, PA.

From Harrisburg’s west shore

Take US Rt. 11 south or PA Rt. 641 (Trindle Rd.) west to the square in Carlisle.

From Interstate 81

Exit onto Rt. 34 North. Drive 3/4 mile to the square.


Parking is along the streets or in the city lot behind the church along East Louther Street or the borough parking garage mid way along West Pomfret Street. Parking is free on Sundays.

Advent I

video from our worship services