Senior Methodist church officials have not able to sway interim prime minister Frank Bainimarama to allow their August conference to go ahead.
A meeting was held today between Bainimarama and the church's president Reverend Ame Tuege and Secretary-General Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu.
Following the meeting, Bainimarama told local and overseas media he has not changed his mind and this year's conference is still cancelled.
The meeting lasted at least an hour and a half, at the Office of the Interim Prime Minister, located on the 4th floor of Government Buildings.
Sources say the regime will not change its decision and the Methodist Church may never be able to hold another conference while Frank Bainimarama is in power.