Winchester Virginia Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:2 April 2023
Site:11.27 acres | 4.6 hectares
Ordinance Rooms:Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:30,000 square feet | 2,787 square meters
Elevation:820 feet | 250 meters
The Winchester Virginia Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Winchester Virginia Temple has not yet been released to the public.
On October 30, 2023, the location of the Winchester Virginia Temple was announced as an 11.27-acre site located at 200 Merrimans Lane in Winchester. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet.1
On April 2, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Winchester Virginia Temple at the April 2023 General Conference. It will be Virginia's second temple. Winchester is situated in far Northwest Virginia, about 75 miles west of Washington, D.C. Virginia is part of the east coast of the United States and is home to more than 97,000 Latter-day Saints in over 215 congregations.2
- "Three New Temple Sites Announced in the US and Europe," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 30 Oct. 2023.
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 15 New Houses of the Lord," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2023.