A Presbyterian minister in Londonderry has said there is no point in a planned £1.5m renovation of his church unless attacks on it stop.
Rev Dr David Latimer has appealed for help
In the latest attack paint bombs were thrown at the building situated on Derry's walls.
Now Rev Dr David Latimer has asked Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness to help bring the attacks to an end.
McGuinness has said he would do what he could to help and said meeting Dr Latimer would be the first step.
Dr Latimer said: "In a previous life he appeared to exercise a fair bit of influence in this city - I'm sure it hasn't all evaporated.
"I would love him to use his position and his respect and his influence to maybe see if a difference could be made and the message could go out that Protestants can be viewed as friends not enemies."