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HOLINESS TO THE LORD
THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

"I am deeply interested in this work. I am anxious to encourage the people to press on in securing their genealogies and after doing so in laboring in our temples."
—Heber J. Grant

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

Exterior Renderings Released for Temples in Washington and Utah

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published exterior renderings today of the Moses Lake Washington Temple, Tooele Valley Utah Temple, and Washington County Utah Temple, as project leaders prepare to submit public documents to government officials for approval. Interior renderings and groundbreaking dates for each temple will be announced later.

Eight New Temples Announced in General Conference

At the closing session of the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the following eight temples: Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple, Tallahassee Florida Temple, Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple, Benin City Nigeria Temple, Syracuse Utah Temple, Dubai United Arab Emirates Temple, and Shanghai China Temple.

Preparing for the Richmond Virginia Temple Groundbreaking

At an activity held several weeks ago, youth groups gathered to the heavily wooded Richmond Virginia Temple site to clear the land and prepare it for groundbreaking next weekend. Due to the continuing COVID-19 situation, the ceremony will be a small private event and not broadcast to any meetinghouses as originally planned. The decision was made to go forward with the groundbreaking in order to meet previously scheduled construction deadlines.

Spire Stones to Be Removed from the Salt Lake Temple

A crane has been installed on the south side of the Salt Lake Temple to carry out the removal of spire stones that were damaged during the recent earthquake that affected Salt Lake City. The angel Moroni statue and other stones from the east and west sides of the temple will also be temporarily removed for preservation during the project. Scaffolding will be erected around the spires to provide better access to the construction crew.

TEMPLE STATISTICS



225

Total


168

Dedicated


14

Under Construction


43

Announced


The construction and renovation of Latter-day Saint temples is determined by the Church's First Presidency. New temple locations are most often announced at the Church's semiannual General Conference meetings.
 

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Moses Lake Washington Temple
Planning and approval phase; exterior rendering released
Tooele Valley Utah Temple
Planning and approval phase; exterior rendering released; concept plan submitted to local government
Washington County Utah Temple
Planning and approval phase; exterior rendering released
Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Benin City Nigeria Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Dubai United Arab Emirates Temple
Planning and approval phase
Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Shanghai China Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Syracuse Utah Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Tallahassee Florida Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Richmond Virginia Temple
Preparing for private groundbreaking ceremony; youth activity held to clear temple site several weeks ago
Salt Lake Temple
4th dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; spire stones being removed