Announcement:4 April 2021
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:4 June 2022 by Brent H. Nielson
Site:10.1 acres | 4.1 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached end spire
Ordinance Rooms:Four instruction rooms, three sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:38,600 square feet | 3,586 square meters
Elevation:4,189 feet | 1,277 meters
Construction of the Burley Idaho Temple will formally commence on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Quorum of the Seventy, who was born in Burley, will preside at the groundbreaking event. The site for the temple is a 10.1-acre piece of farmland located at 40 South and 150 East. The two-story building will be approximately 38,600 square feet and join six other dedicated temples in the state of Idaho.1
On September 17, 2021, the official exterior rendering was released for the Burley Idaho Temple.
On June 23, 2021, the location of the Burley Idaho Temple was announced as a 10.1-acre piece of farmland, located just west of the Snake River and Highway 81. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 38,600 square feet.2
On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Burley Idaho Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. The Burley Idaho Temple will be the seventh temple in Idaho. Idaho is home to over 460,000 members of the Church in around 1,200 congregations. Burley is in the southern part of the state. Early Church pioneers settled in Idaho in 1855. Several Church presidents are natives of Idaho, including Presidents Harold B. Lee, Ezra Taft Benson and Howard W. Hunter. Other temples in the state include the nearby Twin Falls Idaho Temple, Boise Idaho Temple, Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, Meridian Idaho Temple, Pocatello Idaho Temple, and Rexburg Idaho Temple.3
The Burley Idaho Temple will be the seventh temple built in Idaho, following the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (1945), the Boise Idaho Temple (1984), the Rexburg Idaho Temple (2008), the Twin Falls Idaho Temple (2008), the Meridian Idaho Temple (2017), and the Pocatello Idaho Temple (2021).
- "Temple Groundbreaking Dates Set for Three Western US States," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 4 Mar. 2022.
- "New Temple Locations Announced in Three Western US States," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 23 Jun. 2021.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.