Greater Silence is the web space of Fr Thomas Plant, where you can find books, articles and videos inviting you to explore the richness of the Catholic faith as it has been received in the Church of England.

Second in the Greater Silence video series on the Gospel.
A Religious Studies video for KS3 pupils on why Jesus is like Batman. 
Participation in the Eucharist is much more than just receiving Communion: in fact, the whole cosmos takes part in its
Audio service sung with the help of children in lockdown from Lichfield Cathedral School.
In the Lord of the Rings, Morder falls on 25th March: the Feast of the Annunciation. Fr Tom Plant explores
A sermon on St Hugh of Lincoln for the Lichfield Cathedral English Saints series Twenty-one years … of silence. Twenty-one
A core theme of the traditional lectionary Gospel passages throughout Lent is the casting out of sin for the healing
A Sermon for Lichfield Cathedral School on its Patronal Festival St Chad’s Day 2 Feb 2020 Sometimes our careers take
A cathedral – or a car park? Which is more beautiful? I suspect most people will want to say, instinctively,
I was in a McDonalds a couple of years ago in London, getting a quick cup of coffee in between

Why “Greater Silence?”

The Great Silence is the time in a monastery from night prayer until the morning when no speech of any kind is allowed. The great mystical theologian St Dionysius the Areopagite describes the dazzling silence of God outshining all the possibilities of merely human words and description. It is in this spirit that I hope to guide the reader beyond the limit of my own meagre words into the greater silence of the contemplation of God.

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