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

Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple

Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced

Location

Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea

Announcement: 

5 October 2019

Construction Status

The Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple.


Temple Announcement

On October 5, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple at the 189th Semiannual General Conference. It will be the first temple constructed in the island nation of over 28,000 Latter-day Saints in 80 congregations. Port Moresby is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea. Members currently fly to the Fijian islands to participated in temple ordinance work at the Suva Fiji Temple. The Port Moresby Branch, the first nation's first congregation, was organized on October 10, 1979. The Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Mission was created on February 13, 1992.1


Temple Facts

The Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple will be the first temple built in Papua New Guinea.


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

Suva Fiji Temple
91st dedicated temple in operation