Cedar City Utah Temple
Recent News Articles
- April 27, 2022 – Cedar City Temple resumes normal operations
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.
President Eyring Dedicates the Cedar City Utah Temple
President Henry B. Eyring presided over the dedication of the Cedar City Utah Temple today—the 17th temple constructed in Utah and the 159th dedicated temple in operation in the world. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a Southern Utah native, was also in attendance.
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 reservation.
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.