One of Hounslow 's most historic landmarks is set to be restored thanks to a £249,000 grant.
St Paul's Church, in Bath Road, Hounslow West, was built in 1873 and its spire remains a prominent feature of the borough's skyline.
But the Grade II-listed building had deteriorated to such an extent it was in danger of being lost forever and was placed on English Heritage's At Risk Register.
However, a £249,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund means the crumbling spire, tower and stonework can now be restored to their former glory.
The money, which follows an initial award of £15,400 received last year to develop the proposals , will also fund a new kitchen to expand the church's community work.
Stuart Hobley, head of Heritage Lottery Fund London, said he hoped the work would help more people discover the "well-loved" building's history.
'Focal point for the local community'
"Thanks to National Lottery players, St Paul's Church can continue to be a focal point for the local community," he added.
The church runs large children's events every six week, which are attended by more than 80 youngsters, and has its own foodbank to help those living on the breadline.
It also hosts a community café; an English language café, where people can practise their language skills; and a football academy, among other activities.
Chris Kettel, trainee youth pastor, said: "Having a new kitchen will really enhance the service and the activities that we can offer to the young people who come to St Paul's."
The church was closed for worship in 2011 by the Bishop of Kensington but reopened in 2012, with the Reverend Libby Etherington at the helm , and its congregation has grown to more than 140.
The church says it still needs to raise £73,000 on top of the HLF grant to secure its future. Donations can be sent to The Spire & Stonework Project, St Paul's Church, Bath Road TW3 3DA.
For more information about the church and the activities it runs, visit the St Paul's Church website .