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This page lists appearances of the Church, including the Silence and the Kovarian Chapter, in chronological order. This timeline is based upon observations of the Doctor Who universe and the events that occur during each of these stories. From these observations we have attempted to build a concise timeline. It is assumed that for each novel, comic, audio or television series, their published, broadcast or numbered order is the order they occur in.


Meeting the Doctor[]

The Church is not trying to kill the Doctor, who they believe was murdered in his eleventh incarnation by River Song.
Tasha Lem and the Church arrive in orbit of Trenzalore as the Siege of Trenzalore begins, converting to Silence.
At this point Madam Kovarian founds a rogue faction with the goal of stopping the Doctor from reaching Trenzalore by killing him. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)

Imprisoning Amy[]

At some point after River is concieved, Kovarian captures Amy, and replaces her with a flesh replicant. (TV: The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War)
Kovarian looks in on Amy.
Kovarian looks in on Amy.
Kovarian looks in on Amy.
Amy gives birth to Melody Pond.
The battle of Demons Run.
Kovarian's first batch of clones of River Song escape during the Battle of Demon's run.

The Silent gambit[]

The Silents are present in Earth's past since "the wheel and the fire". They use their power of influence to see that humanity develops to the point of traveling to the Moon, resulting in the creation of an astronaut suit which they intend for Melody to use when she kills the Doctor.
In 44 BCE, A Silent is drawn by the Eye of Horus to guard to tomb of Cleopatra.
Silents encounter the Doctor and River in 1561.
Silents are present in 1603.
Set in 1969.
Set between The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon.
A young Melody is living in 1969 Florida. The Doctor uses the Silents' power against them, resulting in moon landing viewers being compelled to kill Silents on sight.
In the 2010s, a surviving group of Silents attempt to escape and destroy Earth but are defeated by UNIT.

Attempts to kill the Eleventh Doctor[]

Melody Pond attempts to kill the Eleventh Doctor, before eventually saving him, and adopting the "River Song" alias.
After River earns her doctorate in archaelogy, Madame Kovarian kidnaps her again, leading into The Wedding of River Song.
Unwillingly working for the Silence, at first, River refuses to shoot the Doctor, causing serious damage to the timeline. After learning that the Doctor, not known to the church, was inside a Teselecta, she goes through with the "kill" in 2011.
A single Silent is present at Lake Silencio for the Doctor's "death".

Attempt to kill the Fifth Doctor[]

Brooke 1, a clone of River and agent of Kovarian, infiltrates the Fifth Doctor's TARDIS, becoming his companion. (AUDIO: My Dinner with Andrew)
River encounters Brooke, and also becomes a companion to the Fifth Doctor.
Tasha Lem is referenced.

Siege of Trenzalore[]

Three hundred years into the Siege of Trenzalore, the Papal Mainframe is infiltrated by the Daleks.
Nine hundred years into the Siege, (PROSE: Tales of Trenzalore: The Eleventh Doctor's Last Stand) Tasha unites Clara with the Doctor at the last day of the conflict.