It's my pleasure to announce that one of Birmingham's historic churches, St
Paul's, in the city's Jewellery Quarter, is the first church in the world
to use QRpedia. I have just helped their staff to install codes linking to
articles about the church, the square in which it stands, its famous
worshippers (James Watt & Matthew Boulton; each code alongside the location
of their respective private pews), the artists who designed and made its
east window (Benjamin West & Francis Eginton).
Codes for the architect who added its spire (Francis Goodwin), and its
famous organist (James Stimpson), will be added shortly.
I'll be posting some images to Commons shortly, then working with them to
raise some local and church-sector press coverage.
Many thanks to fellow Wikipedians around the world, who raised the article
about the church from one language to eleven over the last week. More would
still be welcome!
No doubt an item in "This Month in GLAM" will follow.
I wonder what Messrs. Boulton and Watt would have made of this innovative
The URLs used are: