Campinas Brazil Temple
111th dedicated temple in operation; temporarily closed
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AddressRua James Esdras Faust, 400
Telephone: (+55) 19-2102-5800
ServicesClothing rental available
Cafeteria food served
Patron housing available
Distribution center nearby (Store Locator)
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
Exterior Finish:Light gray Asa Branca granite from the state of Ceara
Architectural Features:Single attached central spire with an angel Moroni statue
Ordinance Rooms:Four ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and three sealing
Total Floor Area:48,100 square feet
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 (1978).
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).