Savai'i Samoa Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:1 October 2023
The Savai’i Samoa Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Savai’i Samoa Temple has not yet been released to the public.
No site location has been officially announced for the Savai’i Samoa Temple.
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 2023.1
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 20 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Oct. 2023.