Kia ora and greetings! Welcome to Chris Skinner's official website
Chris is a Marist Priest from New Zealand living in Auckland. He is presently involved in the formation of Marist priests/brothers at the Marist Seminary. Previously his work included teaching, work with youth at risk, school chaplaincy and pastoral work at an inner city parish.
Live in Concert at St Patricks Cathedral
In 2012 he returned to the Hawkes Bay, living and working at Maryknoll at the Marist International Novitiate for one year. He had trained at the Mission( Mt St Marys Seminary) from 1978-85 and was ordained at St Mary's Taradale in 1985.
As a singer/songwriter and recording artist, he has been writing and performing his songs for many years. He began recording his music in 1990 and now has 15 albums to his credit. His latest recording is entitled 'Like a beautiful Day' and he has a DVD production out entitled Live in Concert at St Patricks Cathedral.
His songs have been inspired by his faith and reflect a love of nature, a respect for life, the dignity of the human person and a commitment to peace and justice.
Many songs flow from his personal experience, listening to the stories of others and the insights gained through the wisdom and insights of mentors and teachers.
In 2007 he was voted artist of the year on Southern Star Radio and his version of 'You raise me up' won song of the year 2008 on the same network.
His popular songs include 'Awesome God' and 'Sons of Gallipoli'.
On February 23, 2013 he was one of the opening acts for Barry Gibb and Carol King at the Mission Concert.