Cedar City Utah Temple
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- February 13, 2019 – Water Break Cancels Day For Church, Temple And School In Cedar City
Parking Lot Expansion at the Cedar City Utah Temple
The level of ordinance work at the Cedar City Utah Temple has remained high since its dedication almost two years ago. To accommodate the demand, the number of endowment sessions offered per day has increased to fourteen. With the closure of the St. George Utah Temple next month, even more sessions will be offered, and the number of parking spaces is being increased. Construction work is already underway on creating an additional lot.
Open House Tours Conclude for Cedar City Utah Temple
The final tours for the public open house of the were held today. The youth cultural celebration will be held in three weeks at Centrum Arena, featuring thousands of area youth. The temple dedication will follow the next day on Sunday, December 10.
Cedar City Utah Temple Opens for Public Tours
The general public is invited to tour the new beginning this Friday, October 27, through Saturday, November 18. Make a .
Open House Tents Going Up at Cedar City Temple
With public tours of the Cedar City Utah Temple just 10 days away, open house organizers have been busy erecting tents on the grounds, which will protect visitors from the elements. Free reservations for the event are available online.
Nighttime Photography Posted for Cedar City Utah Temple
Take a virtual evening flight around the recently completed Cedar City Utah Temple. The integrated floodlighting system bathes the temple in white light, symbolic of its sacred purpose. The temple opens for public tours on Friday, October 27, and continues for three weeks.
Reserve Your Spot to Tour the Cedar City Utah Temple
Tickets for the public open house of the Cedar City Utah Temple are available today beginning at 10:00 a.m. MT through the Church's online reservation system. Tickets are required but free to reserve. The open house begins Friday, October 27, and continues through Saturday, November 18, 2017. Get more information.
Watch the 187th Semiannual General Conference
All members of the Church are invited to participate in the of the Church. The First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelves, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church will deliver messages of inspiration and guidance.
Cultural Celebration Kick-Off Held for Cedar City Temple
On Sunday, August 27, a regional kick-off meeting was held for the youth cultural celebration that will precede the Cedar City Utah Temple dedication. Scripts, dances, music, and programs were shared with the stake Young Men, Young Women, and Youth Council leaders present.
Cedar City Utah Temple Open House Tickets
Free tickets for public open house of the Cedar City Utah Temple will be made available beginning Monday, October 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. MST through the online reservation system. The open house begins October 27 and continues through November 12. View new aerial photos.
Art Glass Installation Continues at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Interior and exterior lighting at the Cedar City Utah Temple is bringing to life the vivid colors and symbolism of the art glass being installed. Exterior lights tucked under the cornice of the temple create a dramatic effect.
Hanging Light Fixtures in the Cedar City Utah Temple
Work continues inside and outside at the Cedar City Utah Temple including the hanging of interior light fixtures, the installation of art glass, and the planting of additional trees and shrubs around the temple grounds. The public open house begins in just under three months.
Sod Being Laid at Cedar City Temple
Landscaping progress at the Cedar City Utah Temple includes the laying of sod around the immediate area of the building. Numerous trees have also been planted.
Glorious Sunlight Surrounds the Cedar City Utah Temple
Rays of light from a recent summer sunset shone behind the Cedar City Utah Temple in a stunning manifestation of the spiritual light that will emanate from the soon-to-be-dedicated House of the Lord. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Elder Kent F. Richards said: "I don't know if you've noticed a pattern in where the Lord announces new temples; it tends to be in areas where there is great faith, and where there is great need."
Summer Sunset at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Standing high on the north side of Leigh Hill, the Cedar City Utah Temple is a stirring sight for area members who eagerly anticipate the building's dedication in December. Southern Utah's desert climate is creating breathtaking summer sunsets that only add to the temple's beauty.
Exterior Lighting Tests Begin at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Cedar City residents were treated last night with the first exterior lighting tests for the Cedar City Utah Temple. The recently installed lighting system accentuates the building's distinctive architecture and holy purpose. Meanwhile, finish work progresses on the interior of the temple.
A View from Above of the Cedar City Utah Temple
New photographs submitted for the Cedar City Utah Temple provide an aerial update of the temple exterior and grounds where fresh tulips are bringing color and life to the traditional Southern Utah desert landscape. An eighteenth temple for Utah was announced this month for Saratoga Springs.
Installing Exterior Lighting System at Cedar City Temple
Crews at the Cedar City Utah Temple site are mounting high-powered floodlights atop a series of poles that surround the building, which will function together to illuminate the temple's exterior at night. Six months of construction remain before the temple opens to the public in late October 2017.
Landscaping and Interior Finish Work Advancing at the Cedar City Utah Temple
The warmer temperatures of spring have brought newly planted trees and flowers to the grounds of the Cedar City Utah Temple. Inside, crews are busy painting walls and installing millwork among the many rooms of the multi-level structure. The temple will be the seventeenth in Utah and the second in Southern Utah, joining the Church's oldest continuously operating temple in St. George. Utah's eighteenth temple has been announced for Saratoga Springs in northern Utah County.
Less Than a Year to Go in Cedar City
The Cedar City Utah Temple will be dedicated on Sunday, December 10, just in time for Christmas. Construction is advancing with dry wall installation.
December Dedication Scheduled for Cedar City Utah Temple
The Cedar City Utah Temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, December 10, 2017, following a cultural celebration the previous evening. The public will have an opportunity to tour the building from October 27 through November 18, 2017, except for Sundays.
More Art Glass Added to Cedar City Temple
A boom truck at the Cedar City Utah Temple lifts workers up the east side of the building to install new panes of art glass.
Bird's-Eye View of the Cedar City Utah Temple
Stunning new aerial photographs of the Cedar City Utah Temple site showcase the beauty and symmetry of the temple and its grounds including the recently created entrance plaza. The grounds will feature both natural landscaping and formal gardens that will be open to the public.
Fencing Progress at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Over the past few weeks, significant progress has been made on the fence that surrounds the grounds of the Cedar City Utah Temple. Large retaining walls were installed to keep the ground level immediately around the temple. Focus is turning to the temple interior.
Landscaping Progress at the Cedar City Utah Temple
More trees and bushes are appearing on the grounds of the Cedar City Utah Temple, including local flora like Juniper trees, which dot the surrounding hillsides. The interior has been enclosed using a combination of glass, tarps, and particle board to cover the window and door openings.
Elevated View of Cedar City Temple Grounds
A recent photograph of the Cedar City Utah Temple shows the progress on the grounds including parking, retaining, and fencing.
Hicks Creek Fire Burns Near Cedar City Utah Temple
A recent photograph of the Cedar City Utah Temple shows smoke billowing from the nearby Hicks Creek Fire. Crews are actively fighting to contain the flames just a few miles from the city. Construction continues on the temple where sprinkler systems are being installed and bushes planted.
First Art Glass Installed in the Tower of the Cedar City Utah Temple
Newly installed art glass is adding to the stateliness of the Cedar City Utah Temple tower, which was capped by a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni just under a month ago. Landscaping efforts continue around the temple grounds where visitors can spy large landscaping rocks, retaining walls, decorative fence posts and lamp posts, and extensive asphalt and concrete curbing. Plenty of work remains on the interior of the temple, which is in the preliminary stages of construction.
Defining the Cedar City Utah Temple Grounds
A concrete mixer at the Cedar City Utah Temple delivers fresh concrete to the temple grounds as new fence posts are sunk and additional curbing and walkways are poured, creating distinct areas for cars, patrons, and gardens. The bulk of work required on the interior still remains.
Sunsets at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Breathtaking sunsets have been the backdrop for the most recent photograph submissions of the Cedar City Utah Temple. Approximately 30,000 people call this high desert community home, which was settled by Mormon Pioneers in 1851.
Angel Moroni Flies Over Cedar City Utah Temple
The heralding figure of the angel Moroni took its place atop the tower of the Cedar City Utah Temple yesterday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. to a crowd of eager spectators who had begun to gather early that morning, even though no official announcement had been made beforehand.
Steeple Cap Added to the Top of the Cedar City Utah Temple
The distinctive steeple of the Cedar City Utah Temple has been shingled and now capped in beautiful zinc, adding a few more inches to the height of the building. Members are looking forward with anticipation to the addition of the angel Moroni statue atop the steeple, which is expected shortly. The gold-leafed angel is a traditional feature of Latter-day Saint temples and a symbol of the restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ.
Sunset at the Cedar City Utah Temple
The stark beauty of the Cedar City Utah Temple was on display Saturday evening as the sun dropped below the horizon, turning the sky over this desert community a collage of soft blues and brilliant oranges.
Cedar City Utah Temple Monument Sign
The official name of the Church and of the temple have set in stone at the Cedar City Utah Temple where the monument sign has been set in place. Work continues on the grounds of the temple including the entrance plaza, which will feature a staircase and beautiful gardens.
Cedar City Utah Temple Curbing and Light Poles
Concrete mixers are making regular stops at the Cedar City Utah Temple as curbing is poured for the parking lot and grounds. Light poles are also appearing across the site, anchored to concrete bases. Although the temple looks near completion from the outside, much work remains inside.
Final Exterior Panels in Place
With panels now surrounding the entire Cedar City Utah Temple, the sacred structure already stands as a beautiful monument to the faith of the Southern Utah Saints.
Adding Exterior Panels to Cedar City Utah Temple Tower
The final precast concrete panels are being attached to the Cedar City Utah Temple tower. Construction on the handsome building, which shares similarities with the neo-Gothic tabernacle in Brigham City, began ten months ago and is expected to continue into the latter half of next year.
Cedar City Temple Photobomb
A mischievous butterfly jumped into this new photograph of the Cedar City Utah Temple. The majestic building is already a prominent community landmark.
Steeple Framework Installed Atop Cedar City Utah Temple
The Cedar City Utah Temple reached an important milestone today with the installation of the steel framework for the steeple. The tower more than doubles the height of the structure and will serve as the focal point of the building. The figure of the angel Moroni will stand atop the dome.
Drone Photographs of Cedar City Temple
New drone photographs of the Cedar City Utah Temple give a stunning perspective on the setting of the building and show the progress being made on attaching precast concrete panels to the exterior.
Steeple Framework Arrives at Cedar City Utah Temple
A special delivery arrived today at the Cedar City Utah Temple—the steel framework for the steeple. Workers will install the piece in the coming days. Attachment of the precast concrete panels continues, which has now reached the north side of the building.
Construction Progress at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Precast concrete panels continue to be attached to the exterior of the Cedar City Utah Temple, starting at the southeast corner and wrapping around the south side. Inside, studs are going up for the interior framing of rooms, and block retaining walls are appearing around the temple grounds.
Exterior Panels Arrive at the Cedar City Utah Temple
With structural framing completed at the Cedar City Utah Temple, work has already begun on attaching the precast concrete panels that will adorn the exterior. The first panel was set in place on the eastern (or front) side of the temple. Additional panels will arrive as they are manufactured.
Cedar City Temple Structural Framing
With steel and concrete reaching the full height of the Cedar City Utah Temple, except for the tower, structural framing is nearing completion for the building.
Panoramic View of Cedar City Temple
Recent photographs of the Cedar City Utah Temple provide a sweeping outlook of the temple site with majestic views of the mountains and valley.
Corner Walls Going Up for Top Floor of Cedar City Utah Temple
Structural framing for the Cedar City Utah Temple has reached the top floor where forms are in place for pouring the concrete shear walls that will support the building's corners and its steeple. The addition of the steeple will more than double the height of the building, which will be topped by the traditional gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni.
Concrete Walls Being Poured at Cedar City Utah Temple
Along with the assembly of steel beams, workers at the Cedar City Utah Temple are pouring sections of concrete wall along the main level. Construction of the temple began just five months ago, following a formal groundbreaking ceremony held in early August 2015.
Framing Progress for the Cedar City Utah Temple
Steel beams now reach the third level of the Cedar City Utah Temple. The temple will be the seventeenth in Utah and will help serve members in the southern portion of the state.
Structural Framing Advancing in Cedar City
Steel beams continue to rise on the Cedar City horizon as the internal framework for the city's new temple takes shape. Major framing is up for the first two of three levels. The temple is highly visible from its location atop Leigh Hill.
Structural Framing Begins for the Cedar City Utah Temple
At the Cedar City Utah Temple construction site, the reinforced concrete walls for the temple foundation have been poured, and the first steel beams have been erected for the structural framing of the first floor of the temple. The temple will rise high on the west side of the city.
Cedar City Utah Temple Foundation
Reinforced concrete walls continue to rise for the foundation of the Cedar City Utah Temple. The design of the building pays homage to pioneer architecture, echoing elements from historic tabernacles such as the Brigham City Tabernacle.
At the Cedar City Utah Temple site, footings are poured and forms are going up for the basement.
Cedar City Utah Temple Groundbreaking Video
If you missed the groundbreaking broadcast for the Cedar City Utah Temple, don't despair! The ceremony proceedings are now available to view online. In the few days since the ceremony, grading and excavation activities are already underway.
Ground Broken Today for the Cedar City Utah Temple
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Cedar City Utah Temple was held this morning at 10:00 a.m. Attendance at the temple site was by invitation, but services were broadcast live to the 17 stake centers in the temple district. President L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy presided.
Site Clearing Begins in Cedar City, Utah
In preparation for the groundbreaking ceremony next month, heavy equipment is clearing the site for the Cedar City Utah Temple.
August Groundbreaking Set for Cedar City Utah Temple
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Cedar City Utah Temple has been announced for Saturday, August 8, 2015. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only, but services will also be transmitted via Internet to stake centers within the temple district to allow everyone to participate.
Site Plan Presented for Cedar City Utah Temple
At a Site Plan meeting held last month in Cedar City, plans for the Cedar City Utah Temple were presented for review of the proposed utility, building, and parking locations and for compliance with the building code. The planned location for the temple is 280 South Cove Drive.