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Ephraim Utah Temple

Preparing for groundbreaking ceremony; rezoning application approved; groundbreaking scheduled for Saturday, 27 August 2022
Ephraim Utah Temple

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Location

200 North and 400 East
Ephraim, Utah
United States

Announcement: 

1 May 2021

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

27 August 2022 by Walter F. Gonzalez

Site: 

9.16 acres  |  3.7 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Two attached end towers

Ordinance Rooms: 

Four instruction rooms, three sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

39,000 square feet  |  3,623 square meters

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Elder Walter F. Gonzalez of the Quorum of the Seventy will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ephraim Utah Temple on Saturday, August 27, 2022. The 39,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 9.16-acre site at the corner of 200 North and 400 East in Ephraim. Plans for the temple were announced by President Russell M. Nelson (via video) at a press conference held inside the Manti Tabernacle on May 1, 2021.1


Temple Design

The two-story, 39,000-square-foot Ephraim Utah Temple will have four 30-seat endowment rooms, three sealing rooms, and one baptismal font.


Temple Rendering

On March 4, 2022, the official exterior rendering was released for the Ephraim Utah Temple.


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 two-story temple of approximately 39,000 square feet.2


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.3


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).

Both the Ephraim Utah Temple and the Manti Utah Temple will be located within the boundaries of Manti High School.


  1. "Groundbreaking Dates Set for Temples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Utah," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 10 May 2022.
  2. "Site Location Announced for a New Utah Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 22 Oct. 2021.
  3. "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.

Manti Utah Temple
3rd dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; excavating on east and south sides of temple; scaffolding in place; annex entrance face removed