News: Farewell to the Dean

The Very Revd Victor Stock OAM retired as Dean of Guildford on Sunday 17 June 2012.

A special 'Farewell to Victor' service of Choral Evensong and Thanksgiving for his Ministry was held at 3pm in the Cathedral. The Chapter and community of Guildford Cathedral extended a very warm welcome to Victor’s many friends and former colleagues, as well as other friends from the Diocese of Guildford, the County of Surrey, and beyond. Please click here (PDF) to read the order of service. The sermon, preached by the Dean, can be listened to by clicking here.

Speeches and presentations were made after the service by: Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP, The Rt Revd Christopher Hill and The Revd Canon Dr Nicholas Thistlethwaite. Please click here to listen to the speeches.

Victor Stock's forty-three years of stipendiary ministry:

  • 1969-1973 Assistant Curate of Pinner
  • 1973-1979 Chaplain, London University
  • 1979-1986 Vicar of St James, Friern Barnet
  • 1986-2002 Rector of St Mary le Bow
  • 2002-2012 Dean of Guildford

Photographs of the occasion will be posted here shortly.


Added Monday 18th June 2012