Wichita Kansas Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:3 April 2022
Site:6.42 acres | 2.6 hectares
Ordinance Rooms:One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:9,950 square feet | 924 square meters
Elevation:1,327 feet | 405 meters
The Wichita Kansas Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Wichita Kansas Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
The location of the Wichita Kansas Temple has been announced as a 6.42-acre site located on North Meridian Avenue in the Moorings Plaza development in northern Wichita. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 9,950 square feet.1
On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Wichita Kansas Temple at the April 2022 General Conference. This will be the state’s first temple. There are more than 38,000 Latter-day Saints in about 75 congregations in Kansas, a state located near the center of the United States. Wichita is the most populous city in the state. Missionaries first taught the native Shawnee and Delaware people in the Kansas area in 1831. The first branch was organized in 1882 in the central part of the state, east of Salina.2
- "News for Three Temples in the USA," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 20 Jun. 2023.
- "President Nelson Announces 17 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2022.