Arthur Stanton (priest)

Arthur Henry Stanton (1839–1913) was an English Anglo-Catholic priest in the latter decades of the 19th and early 20th centuries.[1]

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Arthur Henry Stanton (1890)
Arthur Henry Stanton

(1839-06-21)21 June 1839
Upfield, England
Died28 March 1913(1913-03-28) (aged 73)
Upfield, England
Alma mater
ReligionChristianity (Anglican)
ChurchChurch of England
  • 1862 (deacon)
  • 1864 (priest)
Congregations served
St Alban's Church, Holborn

Born on 21 June 1839,[2] he was educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Oxford,[3] and ordained after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon in 1862. His only post was as Curate at St Alban's, Holborn,[4] 1862–1913.[5] Stanton was an indefatigable champion of the poor, staunch champion of ritual, and exuberant preacher. He attracted devoted supporters and horrified critics in equal measure. In 1877 he founded a society for postmen, the Saint Martin's League.[6] At the end of his life he was offered, and rejected, a prebendal stall in St Paul's Cathedral.[7]

Following his death on 28 March 1913,[2] his funeral took place on 1 April 1913. Fellow clergy escorted his coffin as it was carried on a wheeled bier through crowded streets from his Holborn church to the London Necropolis railway station, Waterloo for transport to Brookwood Cemetery near Woking where a crowd of 1,000 had assembled for his interment.[8]


  1. ^ Roger T. Stearn, ‘Stanton, Arthur Henry (1839–1913)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2011 accessed 28 Jan 2014
  2. ^ a b Deaths. The Times (London, England), Saturday, Mar 29, 1913; pg. 1; Issue 40172
  3. ^ UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE The Morning Post (London, England), Friday, June 27, 1862; pg. 6; Issue 27621
  4. ^ "Parish historical overview". Archived from the original on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  5. ^ Kelway, Clifton (1915) The Story of the Catholic Revival. London: Cope & Fenwick; p. 78
  6. ^ "The Life of Father Dolling" Osborne,C.E p 17: London, Edward Arnold, 1903
  7. ^ Project Canterbury
  8. ^ Parsons, Brian (2001). The London Way of Death. Sutton Publishing. p. 52. ISBN 0-7509-2539-6.

Further readingEdit

  • Russell, G. W. E. Saint Alban the Martyr, Holborn. London: George Allen