Bowater, Chris

Author & Composer

b Birmingham 1947. Waverley Grammar Sch, Birmingham and RCM, London (BMus 1968, GRSM, LRAM, ARCM, DipEd, PGCE 1969). He became a Christian through ‘Youth for Christ’ in Birmingham, 1955, and subsequently taught in Birmingham, Solihull and Lincoln, where he now lives. A member of the New Life Christian Fellowship, he describes his occupation as ‘worship leader, songwriter, teacher, author and recording artist’. This has involved extensive travel. Among other writings he has published Creative Worship and (in 6 languages incl Romanian and Korean) a Believers’ Guide to Worship. His work frequently appeared in the annual Spring Harvest collections, including some 16 contributions to the 1990 book; he has 7 items in Let’s Praise (1988) and 17 in the 1997 edn of MP. Among several recorded albums are Do something new, Lord, Better than Sacrifice and Time for Tears (2005). His family of 5 adult children includes triplets. Nos.252, 269, 299*, 305, 766.