Announcement:7 October 2018
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:18 July 2020 by Paul H. Watkins
Site:9.4 acres | 3.8 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached end tower with an angel Moroni statue
Ordinance Rooms:Four instruction rooms, three sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:41,484 square feet | 3,854 square meters
Elder Paul H. Watkins, Area Seventy, presided at a small groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, June 18, 2020, for the Feather River California Temple. Attendance was limited by COVID-19 social guidelines. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Watkins prayed, "As the temple foundation is poured, and the walls are placed, and the roof is formed, let us all revitalize our foundational faith in apostles and prophets with Jesus Christ being our chief cornerstone." The site for the 38,000-square-foot temple will be shared by a new meetinghouse and distribution center.1
On September 26, 2019, an official exterior rendering of the Feather River California Temple was released. Additional exterior and interior renderings will be made public later.
On September 26, 2019, the location of the Feather River California Temple was announced. The temple will be constructed on the site of the stake center for the Yuba City California Stake at 1470 Butte House Road, including a parcel that will be soon be acquired from Yuba City. The existing stake center will be demolished and replaced by the temple, a new stake center, and a distribution center.2
President Russell M. Nelson announced plans for the construction of the Feather River California Temple in his closing remarks at the 188th Semiannual General Conference. The Feather River California Temple will be the eighth in the state joining the Los Angeles California Temple (1956), Oakland California Temple (1964), San Diego California Temple (1993), Fresno California Temple (2000), Redlands California Temple (2003), Newport Beach California Temple (2005), and Sacramento California Temple (2006). California is home to over 760,000 Church members organized into nearly 1,300 congregations. The new temple will serve several of the 22 stakes that currently belong to the Sacramento California Temple District.3
The Feather River California Temple will be the eighth temple built in California.
The Feather River California Temple was originally announced as a temple planned for Yuba City, California.
- "Ground Broken for Feather River California Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 18 Jul. 2020.
- "Rendering Released for the Feather River California Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 26 Sept. 2019
- "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.