THE Methodist Church in Fiji will know by the end of 2014 how much land it owns.
Church communications secretary Reverend James Bhagwan revealed that apart from the freehold land they owned, which was managed by the Methodist Church in Fiji Holding Trust, the church also owned land given by the vanua.
He said the church's land and registration unit was working to establish how much land this was.
"This is a very long process as the team will have to visit these sites, set up boundaries and markers and establish how big each site is," he said.
"The unit hopes to complete that by the end of next year for Viti Levu. It will take up to three years to establish just how much land we're dealing with altogether."
Mr Bhagwan said once they established how much land this was, they would then consider utilising these lands to make money for the church.
"We hope that we can encourage the local churches in those locations to make use of the land for the church. If the Navuso farm, our pilot project, is successful, that can be replicated in the divisions and they can have circuit level and divisional level farms which can earn money for the church and ease the burden off the members of having to do so themselves."