When talking of ‘the Working Class’
Largely shaped by definition,
It’s economic, ‘lack of brass’
Along with structural composition.
Yet this is only just the frame
That doesn’t change our allocation.
It’s from outside and will constrain
And isn’t of the people’s making.
Working class culture, sometimes viewed
As adaption in response
Should never ever be construed
As passing nonchalance.
The church’s mission to get past
Other’s frames of social structure
Need ask to see God, unsurpassed,
As witnessed by their culture.
Joe Hasler is a priest and former community worker who has lived and worked on estates for many years. He blogs about his experience and has created resources on his website http://www.joehasler.co.uk/