Cobán Guatemala Temple
Preparing for groundbreaking ceremony; groundbreaking scheduled for November 2020
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Announcement:5 October 2019
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:November 2020 by Brian K. Taylor
Architectural Features:Single attached end tower
Ordinance Rooms:One ordinance room (stationary) and one sealing
Total Floor Area:8,800 square feet
Elder Brian K. Taylor, president of the Central America Area, will preside at the groundbreaking for the Cobán Guatemala Temple in November 2020. The 8,800-square-foot building will be constructed on the site of the meetinghouse for the Cobán 2nd Ward. Plans also call for a replacement meetinghouse and a patron housing facility. It will be the third temple constructed in Guatemala, joining the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple and the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple. Due to local government social-distancing guidelines, attendance is by invitation only. Photos and video of the event will be available to the media and public on the Church Newsroom after the groundbreaking services.["Groundbreakings Announced for Temples in Guatemala and Japan," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 22 Sept. 2020.]
The Cobán Guatemala Temple will be a single-level building of approximately 8,800 square feet to be built on the site of meetinghouse for the Cobán 2nd Ward. Plans also call for a replacement meetinghouse and a temple patron housing facility to be constructed on site.
On May 25, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Cobán Guatemala Temple was released.
On May 25, 2020, the location of the Cobán Guatemala Temple was announced. The temple will be constructed in the southeastern section of the city in Zone 8 on the site of the meetinghouse for the Cobán 2nd Ward.1
On October 5, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Cobán Guatemala Temple at the 189th Semiannual General Conference.2
- "See What the New Temples in Guatemala and Japan Will Look Like," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 May 2020.
- "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples During General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 Oct. 2019.