Farmington New Mexico Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:4 April 2021
Total Floor Area:25,000 square feet
The Farmington New Mexico Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Farmington New Mexico Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
On June 23, 2021, the location of the Farmington New Mexico Temple was announced as a 6.62-acre parcel where the stake center for the Farmington New Mexico Stake stands. The property is situated across the street from San Juan College at the intersection of College Boulevard and Windsor Drive. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet and for a new meetinghouse to replace the existing stake center.1
On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Farmington New Mexico Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. New Mexico, a state in the southwestern United States, is home to approximately 70,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in some 138 congregations. The first roots of the Church were established in New Mexico in the 1860s. Many Church settlements in New Mexico absorbed refugees from the Latter-day Saint colonies in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution in 1912. The Farmington New Mexico Temple will be the state’s second temple. The first temple, the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple, was dedicated March 5, 2000.2
The Farmington New Mexico Temple will be the second temple built in New Mexico, following the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple (2000).
- "New Temple Locations Announced in Three Western US States," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 23 Jun. 2021.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.