The spire on St Mary de Castro church in Leicester has been pronounced unsafe and at risk of collapse.
From today the pedestrian route through Castle View and the area around the church will be closed off to the public.
Scaffolding is going to be erected before the spire is dismantled and rebuilt. Work could take six months and the area will be closed off and church closed to visitors
It is believed that the Middle Ages poet Geoffrey Chaucer was married in the church in 1366.
The area around St Mary de Castro church in Leicester is to be cordoned off today to pedestrians for up to six months after safety inspections found the church spire to be "in a dangerous state and at risk of collapse".
The church has been running a "Save Our Spire" campaign for the last year.
The poet Geoffrey Chaucer, who wrote the Canterbury Tales, is thought to have been married here.
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Kamalpreet Kaur, from Littleover is protesting in London today. Her cousin Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar has been on death row in India for 18 years.
Members of the Midlands' Sikh community are taking part in a demonstration in London today.
They are protesting against the death penalty in India.
Amongst them will be Kamalpreet Kaur, from Littleover. Her cousin Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar has been on death row in India for 18 years.
Sikhs from the Midlands are travelling to London today to hold a vigil outside the Houses of Parliament in opposition to the death penalty in India.
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Simon McCarthy represents the Coventry Irish Society and explains how people have been affected by the face in the cushion.
A local priest has given it a blessing as he believes it is a religious phenomenon.
A face that is thought to be that of Jesus Christ has appeared in a cushion in Coventry.
A member of staff spotted the face on Wednesday afternoon but thought little of it.
The next day, when the image was still there, the whole office started to investigate.
Members of the society began to think a little more of the face in the cushion as they were approaching the Easter weekend.
A local priest who visited the site believes it is a religious phenomenon and has given it a blessing.