Announcement:4 April 2021
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:18 June 2022 by Mark A. Bragg
Site:5.46 acres | 2.2 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached tower
Ordinance Rooms:Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:30,872 square feet | 2,868 square meters
"It is an honor to be here on this beautiful California summer day to dedicate this site for the construction of a sacred temple," said Elder Mark A. Bragg, a General Authority Seventy, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Yorba Linda California Temple held on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The 30,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 5.4-acre site at Bastanchury Road and Osmond Street where a former meetinghouse was recently razed. It will be the second temple constructed in Orange County, joining the Newport Beach California Temple. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Bragg said, "We pray for Thy spirit to pour down on this area that we might dedicate our efforts to stay on the covenant path and to help others enter and stay on that path."1
On September 17, 2021, the official exterior rendering was released for the Yorba Linda California Temple.
On July 15, 2021, the location was announced for the Yorba Linda California Temple as a 5.4-acre site at the intersection of Bastanchury Road and Osmond Street where an existing Church meetinghouse and baseball field are located. Plans call for a single-story building of approximately 30,000 square feet. The property is situated on a major thoroughfare near the The Imperial Highway, making it easily accessible for Orange County Saints in the area.2
On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Yorba Linda California Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. Yorba Linda, California is a suburban city in the United States about 35 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, named after the Yorba family that owned a 63,000-acre ranch in the early 1800s. More than 750,000 members of the Church reside in California in nearly 1,230 congregations. Mormon pioneer setters first arrived in California in 1846 and the Mormon Battalion concluded their famous 2,080-mile march in San Diego in 1847. This will be the ninth temple in the Golden State with eight operating temples or temples under construction. Others include the Feather River California Temple, Fresno California Temple, Los Angeles California Temple, Newport Beach California Temple, Oakland California Temple, Redlands California Temple, Sacramento California Temple, and San Diego California Temple.3
The Yorba Linda California Temple will be the ninth temple built in California and the second built in Orange County, following the Newport Beach California Temple (2005).
- "Ground Broken for Yorba Linda California Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 18 Jun. 2022.
- "Location Announced for a New Temple in California," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 15 Jul. 2021.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.