After growing up in the Tyne Valley near Newcastle, Nolan went on to train as an Architect. He had been a chorister and regular churchgoer as a child, but it wasn’t until his early twenties that the Lord Jesus stirred Nolan’s heart to repent, believe and follow him.
During postgrad architectural studies in Sheffield Nolan was invited to serve on a student ministry team and it was there that his passion for understanding and sharing God’s word grew. During his time in Sheffield he met his wife Sophia and together they went on to lead homegroup bible studies whilst working full time.
After a few years of designing college buildings, Nolan was encouraged to think about serving full time in Christ’s kingdom building project. So, together with a growing family, Nolan went to study at Oak Hill College in preparation for ordination within the Church of England.
The family returned to Sheffield Diocese in 2013, where Nolan served his curacy at St Thomas, Kilnhurst. He was then delighted to be appointed Rector of Thrapston, Denford and Islip in June 2016.
Nolan and Sophia, together with their four children, now enjoy living in Thrapston. They have acquired some chickens and are still learning how best to love and serve in relationship with Jesus. Whenever they can they also enjoy getting out on the water in their kayak or dinghy