Stanton was born in Stratford, Essex, England and educated at Hertford College, Oxford graduating B.A. in 1858 and M.A. in 1862, receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1878. He was ordained deacon in 1858 and priest in 1859, and was Curate of Christ's Church, Rotherhithe, from 1858 to 1862; of All Saints', Maidstone, from 1862 to 1864, of St. Saviour's, Fitzroy Square, London, from 1864 to 1867; and vicar of Holy Trinity, St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London, from 1867 to 1878.
Stanton was Vicar of Holy Trinity, Lincoln's Inn Fields Appointed the inaugural Bishop of North Queensland  in 1878, he was translated to Newcastle, NSW in 1891 and died in post on 5 December 1905.
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- The Bishops of Newcastle
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