Work to save Liverpool's so-called "Bombed Out Church" from crumbling further is about to get underway if funding is approved.
A survey has shown that half- a- million pounds is needed to preserve St Luke's. It was built in 1831 and stands as a memorial to those killed in World War Two.
It's has been used in the past for community and arts projects.
The first phase would involve repairs to crumbling stonework on the higher levels of the building and is expected to start in the next few months.
The cost of this phase is £150,000, which is intended to be funded through an English Heritage grant of £74,591 with the remainder to be met out of the city council’s Building at Risk budget. The cabinet is being asked to approve acceptance of the grant at its meeting on 20 February.
Public consultation is to start shortly to assess what are the most appropriate future ways to use the church, which is currently used for community and arts projects.