Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Ephraim Utah Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location announced; rezoning application submitted to the local government; groundbreaking not announced

Location

200 North and 400 East
Ephraim, Utah
United States

Announcement: 

1 May 2021

Site: 

9.16 acres  |  3.7 hectares

Ordinance Rooms: 

Four instruction rooms, three sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

39,000 square feet  |  11,887 square meters

Construction Status

The Ephraim Utah Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Design

The Ephraim Utah Temple will be similar in size to the Brigham City Utah Temple, which is approximately 36,000 square feet. It will have four 30-seat endowment rooms, three sealing rooms, and one baptismal font.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Ephraim Utah Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

On October 22, 2021, the site for the Ephraim Utah Temple was announced as a 9.16-acre parcel located at the intersection of 200 North and 400 East in Ephraim. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 39,000 square feet.1


Temple Announcement

President Russell M. Nelson announced the construction of the Ephraim Utah Temple in a prerecorded message played at a press conference held inside the Manti Tabernacle on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in conjunction with an announcement that the murals in the Manti Utah Temple will be preserved as part of an upcoming renovation.2


Temple Facts

The Ephraim Utah Temple will be the twenty-seventh temple built in Utah and the second built in Sanpete County, following the Manti Utah Temple (1888).


  1. "Site Location Announced for a New Utah Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 22 Oct. 2021.
  2. "President Nelson Announces a New Temple Will Be Built in Ephraim, Utah," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 May. 2021.

Brigham City Utah Temple
139th dedicated temple in operation
Manti Utah Temple
3rd dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; design plans and approvals continue