The Rev. Lowell E. Andrews, pastor, welcomes you to the Church of Holy Nativity Catholic parish in the beautiful Rim Country of Arizona and the growing community of Payson just 65 miles north from the Valley of the Sun and Metropolitan Phoenix.
The Church of the Holy Nativity is in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church under the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus of Pope Benedict XVI. This new Ordinariate is a special jurisdiction within the larger Latin rite of the Catholic Church. It was established in the United States and Canada in 2012
The Ordinariate seeks to be genuinely open to the leading of the Holy Spirit and the wise direction of the Holy See, as groups of Anglicans bring their distinctive gifts and aspiration to this new work. What constitutes the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral patrimony of Anglicanism is as rich and diverse as the cultures of the people who have been nourished within this noble tradition. The Ordinariate will strive to maintain this comprehensiveness, firmly grounded in the Catholic faith, in the spirit of St. Paul’s charge to build up the Church as it is written in First Corinthians twelfth chapter.
The Catholic Church of the Holy Nativity is located in North East Payson in the Alpine Heights area and is situated on 2.5 acres with ample parking, a beautiful Church worship building, parish hall and has a columbarium burial site and pet cemetery on the property.
Holy Nativity was established in 1974 to meet the worship and pastoral needs of people of Episcopal or Anglican background and are now blessed to be full communion and part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Rome.
If you do not have a church home, we encourage you to join us in this community of the Catholic Faith within the Anglican tradition. We believe as our Lord Jesus Christ taught in John chapter 17 that we all should be one.