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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

Puerto Rican members gathered today at the temple site and at local meetinghouses to witness the groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple, presided by Elder Walter F. González, president of the Caribbean Area. Beautiful testimonies of Jesus Christ were born and gratitude was expressed for the coming temple that will spare members the time and expense of flights to other temple locations.

San Juan Puerto Rico Temple Site Cleared

Demolition of the meetinghouse for the Trujillo Alto Ward has been completed, and the land has been cleared in preparation for the groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The temple will be the third in the Caribbean, joining the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple and the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple.

Demolition of Trujillo Alto Chapel Underway in San Juan

Heavy equipment has arrived at the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple site and has started the process of demolition of the Trujillo Alto Ward chapel. Once the building has been razed and the site cleared, the formal groundbreaking will follow on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Elder Walter F. González, president of the Caribbean Area, will preside.

Trujillo Alto Ward Building in San Juan to Be Razed

After Church services are held tomorrow at the Trujillo Alto Ward chapel, the building will be permanently closed for demolition and preparation of the property for construction of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple and a new chapel to house the Trujillo Alto Ward. The ward will temporarily meet at the Carolina Ward chapel.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced for San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

Elder Walter F. González, president of the Caribbean Area, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only, but the services are anticipated to be transmitted via internet to local meetinghouses. Construction will take about two years.

Artist Rendering Released for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

The official rendering was released today for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple, which depicts a domed spire rising over the temple entrance, honoring the Spanish colonial architecture found throughout historic Old San Juan. The temple will be constructed on the site of the Trujillo Alto chapel near the center of the San Juan metropolitan area. A groundbreaking is anticipated to be held in 2019.
San Juan Puerto Rico Temple
Full-scale construction pending; construction barrier remains from meetinghouse demolition
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
165th dedicated temple in operation
San Juan Puerto Rico Temple
Full-scale construction pending; construction barrier remains from meetinghouse demolition
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple
99th dedicated temple in operation
San Juan Puerto Rico Temple
Full-scale construction pending; construction barrier remains from meetinghouse demolition
San Juan Puerto Rico Temple
Full-scale construction pending; construction barrier remains from meetinghouse demolition
San Juan Puerto Rico Temple
Full-scale construction pending; construction barrier remains from meetinghouse demolition
San Juan Puerto Rico Temple
Full-scale construction pending; construction barrier remains from meetinghouse demolition