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Preston England Temple

52nd dedicated temple in operation
Preston England Temple

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Temple Way, Hartwood Green
Lancashire, England  PR6 7EQ
United Kingdom
Telephone:  (+44) 1257-226-100


Clothing rental available
NO cafeteria food served
Patron housing available
Distribution center nearby (Store Locator)


19 October 1992

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

12 June 1994 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Public Open House: 

16–30 May 1998


7–10 June 1998 by Gordon B. Hinckley


15 acres  |  6.1 hectares

Exterior Finish: 

Olympia white granite from Italy (Sardinia)

Architectural Features: 

Single attached end spire with an angel Moroni statue

Ordinance Rooms: 

Four instruction rooms (two-stage progressive), four sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

69,630 square feet  |  6,469 square meters


361 feet  |  110 meters

Temple Locale

Located in Northern England, north of Liverpool and Manchester, the Preston England Temple anchors an extensive Church complex that includes a stake center, missionary training center, family history center, distribution center, patron housing facility, and temple missionary accommodations. Decorating the manicured grounds are mature trees, flower gardens, and a pair of reflection pools near the entrance.

Temple History

The Preston England Temple was the sixth temple built in Europe and the second built in the United Kingdom, following the London England Temple (1958).

Missionary work in the British Isles began in 1837 when Elder Heber C. Kimball, an apostle, and six others arrived at Liverpool and traveled to Preston to pursue a contact with a family of Joseph Fielding. The first converts in Great Britain were baptized that year in Preston's River Ribble. On August 6, 1837, the Preston Ward was organized, which is the longest continuously functioning unit of the Church in the world.

Plans for the Preston England Temple were publicly announced by President Gordon B. Hinckley on October 19, 1992, during the second day of rededicatory services for the London England Temple.

London England Temple
12th dedicated temple in operation