Announcement:5 October 2019
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:14 November 2020 by Brian K. Taylor
Site:5.4 acres | 2.2 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached end tower
Ordinance Rooms:One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:8,800 square feet | 818 square meters
Elevation:4,347 feet | 1,325 meters
Elder Brian K. Taylor, president of the Central America Area, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Cobán Guatemala Temple on November 14, 2020. Located in the highlands of central Guatemala, Cobán will be the third city in Guatemala to have a temple. The nation's fourth temple has been announced for an unknown location in the Guatemala City metropolitan area. The 5.4-acre site for the 8,800-square-foot temple is adjacent to an existing meetinghouse in Barrio Bella Vista. Plans call for a patron housing facility and meetinghouse to also be constructed on site. In his dedicatory prayer, Elder Taylor prayed, "Wilt Thou accept our offering and may Thy grace and presence abide here and in our lives always is our humble prayer and earnest petition." The recorded ceremony will be broadcast this evening at 6:00 p.m. CST. 1
The Cobán Guatemala Temple will be a single-level building of approximately 8,800 square feet to be built next to the meetinghouse for the Cobán 2nd Ward. Plans also call for a temple patron housing facility to be constructed behind the temple.
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 adjacent to the meetinghouse for the Cobán 2nd Ward.2
On October 5, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Cobán Guatemala Temple at the 189th Semiannual General Conference.3
- "Church Breaks Ground for Cobán Guatemala Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 14 Nov. 2020.
- "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.