The Dean of Guildford is the head (primus inter pares – first among equals) and chair of the chapter of canons, the ruling body of Guildford Cathedral. The dean and chapter are based at the Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit in Guildford. The cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Guildford and seat of the Bishop of Guildford. The current acting dean is the Revd Canon Nicholas Thistlethwaite. Stock's successor was announced on 30 April 2013 as Dianna Gwilliams, who will be installed on 15 September.
List of deans