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Modesto California Temple

Installing the footings and foundation; construction estimated to be completed in late 2026
Modesto California Temple

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Adjacent to 4300 Dale Road
Modesto, California
United States


3 April 2022

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

7 October 2023 by Gary B. Sabin


17.63 acres  |  7.1 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

30,000 square feet  |  2,787 square meters


81 feet  |  25 meters

Groundbreaking Ceremony

The groundbreaking service for the Modesto California Temple will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Elder Gary B. Sabin, General Authority Seventy and First Counselor in the North America West Area Presidency, will offer the site dedicatory prayer. The 30,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 17.63-acre parcel adjacent to an existing meetinghouse on Dale Road.1

Temple Rendering

On December 19, 2022, the official rendering of the Modesto California Temple was publicly released.2

Temple Site

On October 10, 2022, the location of the Modesto California Temple was announced as a 17.63-acre site adjacent to an existing meetinghouse located at 4300 Dale Road. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet.3

Temple Announcement

On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Modesto California Temple at the April 2022 General Conference. Modesto (Spanish for modest) is known for its rich agricultural history. This will be the 10th temple in California. Located in the Central Valley, the city is the county seat and largest city in Stanislaus County. California has more than 755,000 Latter-day Saints in over 1,200 congregations. Other temples in the state at the time of the announcement included the Feather River California Temple, Fresno California Temple, Los Angeles California Temple, Newport Beach California Temple, Oakland California Temple, Redlands California Temple, Sacramento California Temple, San Diego California Temple, and Yorba Linda California Temple.4

  1. "Groundbreaking Dates Released for Temples in California and Texas," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 17 Jun. 2023.
  2. "Three Temple Sites Announced in the Americas," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 19 Dec. 2022.
  3. "Locations Announced for Temples in Singapore and United States," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 10 Oct. 2022.
  4. "President Nelson Announces 17 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2022.

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Redlands California Temple
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Sacramento California Temple
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Waterproofing the exterior walls; framing the interior and roof