“We don’t think what Tim and Sue are doing is particularly helpful. There is an urgent need for real action to tackle climate change, but blocking roads and sewing your lips together is not the right way to go about it.
“It’s this sort of thing that alienates people and makes them think that tackling the climate crisis is not possible without extremist measures. We don't think the protests this week led to anything other than irritated drivers and could well have placed people in danger.”
(Church of England sources quoted in the Telegraph referring to the Reverend Tim Hewes and the Reverend Sue Parfitt, two priests who were among the protesters who glued themselves to M25 slip roads this week)