Our Story

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 nine 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 has been our leader and priest from the beginning.

Our church today is an active community comprised of approximately 700 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 as we were outgrowing our worship and education spaces. 

2014 Groundbreaking

Construction begins on a multi-purpose facility on this property to enable the parish 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.