The Temples of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints have been closed for more than a month because of the pandemic Covid-19, following a letter issued March 25, 2020 by the First Presidency of the Church.
But it’s a temporary situation and the Church is moving forward with plans for new temple dedications, groundbreaking ceremonies and more.
Follow a list of the latest news about temples of the Church.
Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Open House and Dedication Dates Announced
Apostle Gerrit W. Gong will dedicate Canada’s ninth temple
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the dates for the public open house, dedication and youth devotional for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple.
Members of the community are invited to attend the free public open house scheduled for Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 31, 2020, except Sunday, October 25. The open house gives people of all faiths the opportunity to tour the temple’s beautiful interior and grounds. Visitors may also learn more about the purpose of these sacred structures.
Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the temple on Sunday, November 8, 2020 in three sessions, at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.
Feather River California Temple Groundbreaking Set for July 2020
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking for the Feather River California Temple will take place July 18, 2020.
Attendance at the site will be by invitation only. Elder Scott D. Whiting of the North America West Area Presidency will preside. Additional details will be communicated to local Latter-day Saint as the groundbreaking date approaches.
President Russell M. Nelson first announced this temple (California’s eighth) in October 2018. This house of the Lord will be built at 1470 Butte House Road in Yuba City, California. Plans call for a temple of just over 38,000 square feet, as well as a new meetinghouse and distribution center to be built next to the temple.
Interior Renderings Released for Tooele Valley Utah Temple
Sacred structure was previously announced in April 2019
New renderings have been released showing the planned interior design of the Tooele Valley Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The temple, which was announced in April 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be located northwest of the intersection of Erda Way and Highway 36 in Erda, Utah. An exterior rendering of the three-story, 70,000-square-foot temple was previously released April 7, 2020.
“These beautiful renderings depict the care and attention to detail that will go into the construction of this house of the Lord,” said Brent Roberts, managing director of the Church’s Special Projects Department. “The temple is our holiest place of worship. We believe this will be a place where Latter-day Saints in the Tooele Valley and beyond can go to obtain peace and divine direction in their lives.”
Bentonville Arkansas Temple Location Announced
President Nelson Announced Temple in October 2019
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Bentonville Arkansas Temple.
The temple, which was announced in October 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be built on an 8.8-acre site located at 1101 McCollum Road. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet with a center spire. The temple will share the site with an existing meetinghouse.