Our Story

The Catholic Church of the Nativity was founded as a parish of the Diocese of Nashville and is a vibrant community that dates back to 2008. For over eleven years, our church has been ministering to the needs of Spring Hill and Thompson Station as a part of the Diocese of Nashville. Father John Kirk was our priest from the beginning until retirement in November 2018 when church was blessed with Father Jerry Strange. 

Our church today is an active community comprised of approximately 760 households. Led by a dedicated pastor and strong corps of lay leaders and volunteers, there is an increasing number of ways that people of all ages can participate in the spiritual, educational, social and service ministries of our church. All are welcome!

 
 
 

2008 Parish Founded

Church of the Nativity was founded as a parish of the Diocese of Nashville, serving the Catholic community of Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station in 2008. Father John Kirk has been our leader and priest from the start.

2012 The Promise Land

In September, 2012, twenty-five acres of land on Buckner Lane was purchased to establish a permanent location for our church and provide for future growth. 

2014 Groundbreaking

Construction began on a multi-purpose facility on this property to enable the parish to offer traditional elements of a full service Catholic community, a place to worship, socialize, and educate people in our faith.

2016 Our New Space

With the help of Bishop Choby, we celebrated our first mass in our beautiful, spacious new Parish complex on Palm Sunday, 2016.

2019 Our Parish Today

Fr. Jerry Strange is leading our parish to new and exciting endevors. We are planning on adding a rectory or our land, opening a Early Learning Center for preschool age childern, a nursery during the Sunday Masses, growing our Faith Formation classes, and encouraging growth of our community of parishoners.