Nichols holds academic qualifications from the Universities of Sydney, London, Sheffield and Macquarie University. He was a Latin and history teacher until his ordination to the priesthood in 1963. He had curacies at St Paul’s Chatswood and St Bede’s Drummoyne. He was a lecturer in Biblical Studies at Moore College, Sydney from 1968 to 1981 and Dean of the Faculty of Theology at Satya Wacana Christian University until 1987. A further academic appointment at St Andrew’s Hall, Melbourne (a Church Mission Society training college) was followed by his ordination to the episcopate as the fifth Bishop of North West Australia, a position he held until 2003. Since then he has been Dean of Students and a lecturer in Biblical Studies at Trinity Theological College in Perth. He is married to Judith M. Nichols.
- Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
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- Diocesan website
- Anglican Communion Directory, March 2000
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