Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Campinas Brazil Temple

111th operating temple
Campinas Brazil Temple

© 2011, James B. Hansen. All rights reserved.

Address

Rua James Esdras Faust, 400
Notre Dame
13092-820–Campinas–São Paulo
Brazil
Telephone:  (+55) 19-2102-5800

Services

Clothing rental available
Cafeteria available
Patron housing available
Distribution center nearby

Announcement: 

3 April 1997

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

1 May 1998 by James E. Faust

Public Open House: 

20 April–11 May 2002

Dedication: 

17 May 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site: 

6.18 acres

Exterior Finish: 

Light gray Asa Branca granite from the state of Ceara

Ordinance Rooms: 

Four ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and three sealing

Total Floor Area: 

48,100 square feet

Temple Facts

The Campinas Brazil Temple was the fourth temple built in Brazil and the second built in the state of São Paulo, following the São Paulo Brazil Temple
17th operating temple
São Paulo Brazil Temple
(1978).


Temple History

On its hillside location, the beautiful Campinas Brazil Temple is visible from many parts of the city of Campinas, population two million. The site is near three major highways making it readily accessible to automobiles and buses.

At the groundbreaking ceremony, Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy and president of the Brazil Area remarked, "It was heartwarming to see about 50 buses that had been used to transport the people, and to see the people assembled on the hill; it was a multitude of faithful saints. The whole experience felt Pentecostal." Referring to a letter from an eight-year-old boy, who had worked hard to earn a $100 donation to help with the construction of the thirty new smaller temples announced in April conference, President James E. Faust observed that he and a man who sent in one million dollars that same day "[would both] be equally blessed for their faithfulness, regardless of the size of their donation" (Church News, 9 May 1998).