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

San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

Groundbreaking ceremony held on 5 September 2020; estimated to be completed in 2023
San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

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Location

Bulevar Mario Catarino Rivas
San Pedro Sula, Cortés
Honduras

Announcement: 

7 April 2019

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

5 September 2020 by José Bernardo Hernandez Orellana

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

Four ordinance rooms (stationary) and three sealing

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Ground was broken for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple—the country's second—on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Elder José Bernardo Hernández, an Area Seventy, presided over the event. Elder Hernández, who is originally from San Pedro Sula, said "Personal preparation [to go to the temple] will bring to our lives many unimaginable blessings, such as eternal life and uniting the family for eternity." He encouraged parents to teach their children the importance of following God’s commandments and encouraged the youth to attend the temple often to participate in the ordinances there.1


Temple Rendering

On August 5, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple was released.


Temple Site

The San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple will be constructed in the northwest section of the city on Bulevar Mario Catarino Rivas.


Temple Announcement

On April 7, 2019, in his closing remarks for General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced that a second temple would be constructed in the nation of Honduras in the city of San Pedro Sula. There are eleven stakes organized in the metropolitan area of San Pedro Sula with additional stakes located in other areas of northern Honduras. Saints currently travel over 200 miles to the well-attended Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple to serve in the temple. Membership growth has been strong in this Central American nation where membership grew from 6,300 members in 1980 to 178,200 members in 2019.2


Temple Facts

The San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple will be the eighth temple built in Central America and the second built in Honduras, following the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple (2013).


  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Ground Broken for San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple," 5 Aug. 2020.
  2. "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Apr. 2019.

Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple
141st dedicated temple in operation; temporarily closed