Natal Brazil Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:2 April 2023
Site:5.53 acres | 2.2 hectares
Total Floor Area:19,800 square feet | 1,839 square meters
Elevation:129 feet | 39 meters
The Natal Brazil Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Natal Brazil Temple has not yet been released to the public.
On August 28, 2023, the location of the Natal Brazil Temple was announced as a 5.53-acre site located on Av. Senador Salgado Filho (BR-101) in the Nova Parnamirim neighborhood of the suburb of Parnamirim. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 19,800 square feet.1
On April 2, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Natal Brazil Temple at the April 2023 General Conference. Natal is the capital and largest city in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. It is located on Brazil's northeastern coastal tip and is known for its extensive coastal sand dunes. Brazil was the third country outside the United States to have 50 organized stakes. The temple in Natal was the 20th announced temple for Brazil.2
- "Manhattan New York Temple to Close for Renovations; Locations released for four other temples in North and South America" The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 28 Aug. 2023.
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 15 New Houses of the Lord," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2023.