A much-loved landmark that has been the gateway for worshippers to church desperately needs to be restored.

Lych Gate, in St John's Church, Clay Hill, will cost around £41,000 to repair.

It was built after the ending of the First World War, but two large oak trees mean it is now at a wonky angle.

Occasional broken framework joints were reparable but its increasing tilt was not.

The Diocese instructed the gate to be taken down for safety reasons a few weeks ago.

Lych Gate was built on donations given to commemorate the 88 parishioners who lost their lives in the 1914 to 1918 conflict.

Their names are recorded on one of the two War Memorial Boards in the church.

The Bishop of Willesden blessed Lych Gate in July 1930.