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Savai'i Samoa Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced


Lot 1098 to Lot 1105
Salelologa, Savai'i


1 October 2023


5.5 acres  |  2.2 hectares

Total Floor Area: 

29,630 square feet  |  2,753 square meters


88 feet  |  27 meters

Construction Status

The Savai'i Samoa Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Temple Rendering

An official rendering of the Savai'i Samoa Temple has not yet been released to the public.

Temple Site

On March 11, 2024, the location of the Savai'i Samoa Temple was announced as a 5.5-acre site located next to the Don Bosco College and Vocational Technical Center at Lot 1098 to Lot 1105 in Fataloa, a subarea of Salelologa village on the southeast coast of Savai'i. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 29,630 square feet.1

Temple Announcement

On October 1, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Savai'i Samoa Temple at the October 2023 General Conference. It will be the second house of the Lord built in Samoa. The Apia Samoa Temple was first dedicated in 1983. The temple was rebuilt after a fire in 2003 and rededicated in 2005. At the time of the announcement, more than 85,000 Latter-day Saints live in Samoa. The Pago Pago American Samoa Temple was under construction in neighboring American Samoa. The Honorable Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa, had visited Salt Lake City and met with The First Presidency in late September 2023.2

  1. "Groundbreaking Held for San Luis Potosí Mexico Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 11 Mar. 2024.
  2. "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 20 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Oct. 2023.

Apia Samoa Temple
22nd dedicated temple in operation
Pago Pago American Samoa Temple
Temple spire and steeple housing installed; laying roof underlayment; interior work progressing
San Luis Potosí Mexico Temple
Site cleared; grading and excavation underway