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Cleveland Ohio Temple

Groundbreaking ceremony held on 1 June 2024; full-scale construction pending
Cleveland Ohio Temple

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Location

5997 Brecksville Road
Independence, Ohio  44131
United States

Announcement: 

3 April 2022

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

1 June 2024 by Vaiangina Sikahema

Site: 

12.5 acres  |  5.1 hectares

Ordinance Rooms: 

One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

9,900 square feet  |  920 square meters

Elevation: 

733 feet  |  223 meters

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Groundbreaking services for the Cleveland Ohio Temple will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Elder Vaiangina Sikahema, First Counselor in the North America Northeast Area Presidency, will preside. Cleveland is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie about 20 miles from the Kirtland Temple. The new temple will be constructed on Brecksville Road in the suburb of Independence. Plans call for a temple of approximately 9,000 square feet with a 100-foot spire. Site preparations are already underway.1


Temple Rendering

On July 25, 2023, the official exterior rendering for the Cleveland Ohio Temple was released to the public.2


Temple Site

On December 19, 2022, the location of the Cleveland Ohio Temple was announced as a parcel of property on Brecksville Road (south of Longano Drive) in Independence, Cuyahoga County. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 9,000 square feet with a 100-foot spire. A 2,200-square-foot ancillary building will provide a non-patron waiting area, restrooms, break room, and storage for grounds and maintenance equipment.3


Temple Announcement

On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Cleveland Ohio Temple at the April 2022 General Conference. Cleveland is located along the southern shore of Lake Erie and is located about 20 miles from the Church’s first temple in Kirtland. The temple in Kirtland was dedicated in 1836, and the property is owned by the Community of Christ. This will be the state’s second temple. The Columbus Ohio Temple was dedicated in September 1999. There are more than 63,000 Latter-day Saints in approximately 125 congregations in Ohio.4


  1. "Open House, Dedication and Groundbreaking Dates for Temples in Argentina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 15 Apr. 2024.
  2. "Site Announced for Temple in California," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 25 Jul. 2023.
  3. "Three Temple Sites Announced in the Americas," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 19 Dec. 2022.
  4. "President Nelson Announces 17 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2022.

Columbus Ohio Temple
60th dedicated temple in operation
Kirtland Temple
Historic Church building that ceased operation as a temple in the late 1830s