|The Silence appear in The Dalek Extermination of Earth|
|Occupation||Members of the Church of the Silence|
Members of the Church of the Silence, formerly the Papal Mainframe, the Confessional Priests (also known as Silence), were genetically engineered by the Church to allow people to confess their sins without remembering doing so, accomplished by fashioning the Priests so anyone looking at them would forget their encounter when they looked away. A renegade sect of Priests became obsessed with preventing the Siege of Trenzalore, and travelled back in time, influencing human history over a long period of time, and attempting to create a fixed death for the Doctor at Lake Silencio. They also attempted to destroy the TARDIS but ended up creating the events that led to the Siege in the first place. During the end of the Siege, they allied with the Eleventh Doctor to defeat the Dalek empire.
When The Doctor visits Trenzalore he encounters the Silence, who attack. After defeating them, the Doctor makes his getaway in the TARDIS.