Neiafu Tonga Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:7 April 2019
The Neiafu Tonga Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Neiafu Tonga Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Neiafu Tonga Temple.
Tonga's second temple, the Neiafu Tonga Temple, was announced on April 7, 2019, by President Russell M. Nelson at the closing session of the 189th Annual General Conference. Tonga is the country with the highest percentage of Latter-day Saints in the world. Of the 108,000 people in Tonga, 65,500 are members of the Church. Neiafu is located on the island of Vava'u on the northern side of Tonga. Travel from Neiafu to the Nuku'alofa Tonga Temple requires either a 90-minute flight or an overnight ferry ride. There are four stakes operating on the island of Vava'u.1
The Neiafu Tonga Temple will be the second temple built in Tonga following the Nuku'alofa Tonga Temple (1983).
- "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Apr. 2019.