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

Freetown Sierra Leone Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced


Sierra Leone


5 October 2019

Construction Status

The Freetown Sierra Leone Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Freetown Sierra Leone Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.

Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Freetown Sierra Leone Temple.

Temple Announcement

Sierra Leone's first temple was announced by President Russell M. Nelson at the General Women's Session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference. There are more than 21,000 Latter-day Saints organized into six stakes and three districts in this West African nation. To participate in temple ordinances, Freetown members currently travel over 1,240 miles (2,000 km) to the Accra Ghana Temple. Saints in Liberia, where there are five stakes and one district in operation, will also be blessed by having a temple much closer to them.1

Temple Facts

The Freetown Sierra Leone Temple will be the first temple built in Sierra Leone.

  1. "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples During General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 Oct. 2019.

Accra Ghana Temple
117th dedicated temple in operation