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Temple dedications, dates and Church leaders offering dedicatory prayers

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President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, and Elder Gary E. Stevenson, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, during the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple in Concepcion, Chile, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News


A chronological list of the 170 operating temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with dedication dates and the Church leaders who did the dedications.

1. St. George Utah — April 6–8, 1877, Daniel H. Wells

2. Logan Utah — May 17–19, 1884, John Taylor

3. Manti Utah — May 21–23 1888, Lorenzo Snow; Wilford Woodruff led a private dedication on May 17, 1888

4. Salt Lake — April 6–24, 1893, Wilford Woodruff

5. Laie Hawaii — Nov. 27–30, 1919, Heber J. Grant

6. Cardston Alberta — Aug. 26–29, 1923, Heber J. Grant

7. Mesa Arizona — Oct. 23–26, 1927, Heber J. Grant

8. Idaho Falls Idaho — Sept. 23–25, 1945, George Albert Smith

9. Bern Switzerland — Sept. 11–15,1955, David O. McKay

10. Los Angeles California — March 11–14, 1956, David O. McKay

11. Hamilton New Zealand — April 20–22, 1958, David O. McKay

12. London England — Sept. 7–9, 1958, David O. McKay

13. Oakland California — Nov. 17–19, 1964, David O. McKay

14. Ogden Utah — Jan. 18–20, 1972, Joseph Fielding Smith

15. Provo Utah — Feb. 9, 1972, Joseph Fielding Smith, prayer read by Harold B. Lee

16. Washington D.C. — Nov. 19–22, 1974, Spencer W. Kimball

17. São Paulo Brazil — Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 1978, Spencer W. Kimball

18. Tokyo Japan — Oct. 27–29, 1980, Spencer W. Kimball

19. Seattle Washington — Nov. 17–21, 1980, Spencer W. Kimball

20. Jordan River Utah — Nov. 16–20, 1981, Marion G. Romney

21. Atlanta Georgia — June 1–4, 1983, Gordon B. Hinckley

22. Apia Samoa — Aug. 5–7, 1983, Gordon B. Hinckley

23. Nuku'alofa Tonga — Aug. 9–11, 1983, Gordon B. Hinckley

24. Santiago Chile — Sept. 15–17, 1983, Gordon B. Hinckley

25. Papeete Tahiti — Oct. 27–29, 1983, Gordon B. Hinckley

26. Mexico City Mexico — Dec. 2–4, 1983, Gordon B. Hinckley

27. Boise Idaho — May 25–30, 1984, Gordon B. Hinckley

28. Sydney Australia — Sept. 20–23, 1984, Gordon B. Hinckley

29. Manila Philippines — Sept. 25–27, 1984, Gordon B. Hinckley

30. Dallas Texas — Oct. 19–24, 1984, Gordon B. Hinckley

31. Taipei Taiwan — Nov. 17–18, 1984, Gordon B. Hinckley

32. Guatemala City Guatemala — Dec. 14–16, 1984, Gordon B. Hinckley

33. Freiberg Germany — June 29–30, 1985, Gordon B. Hinckley

34. Stockholm Sweden — July 2–4, 1985, Gordon B. Hinckley

35. Chicago Illinois — Aug. 9–13, 1985, Gordon B. Hinckley

36. Johannesburg South Africa — Aug. 24–25, 1985, Gordon B. Hinckley

37. Seoul Korea — Dec. 14–15, 1985, Gordon B. Hinckley

38. Lima Peru — Jan. 10–12, 1986, Gordon B. Hinckley

39. Buenos Aires Argentina — Jan. 17–19, 1986, Thomas S. Monson

40. Denver Colorado — Oct. 24–28, 1986, Ezra Taft Benson

41. Frankfurt Germany — Aug. 28–30, 1987, Ezra Taft Benson

42. Portland Oregon — Aug. 19–21, 1989, Gordon B. Hinckley

43. Las Vegas Nevada — Dec. 16–18, 1989, Gordon B. Hinckley

44. Toronto Ontario — Aug. 25–27, 1990, Gordon B. Hinckley

45. San Diego California — April 25–30, 1993, Gordon B. Hinckley

46. Orlando Florida — Oct. 9–11, 1994, Howard W. Hunter

47. Bountiful Utah — Jan. 8–14, 1995, Howard W. Hunter

48. Hong Kong China — May 26–27, 1996, Gordon B. Hinckley

49. Mount Timpanogos Utah — Oct. 13–19, 1996, Gordon B. Hinckley

50. St. Louis Missouri — June 1–5, 1997, Gordon B. Hinckley

51. Vernal Utah — Nov. 2–4, 1997, Gordon B. Hinckley

52. Preston England — June 7–10, 1998, Gordon B. Hinckley

53. Monticello Utah — July 26–27, 1998, Gordon B. Hinckley

54. Anchorage Alaska — Jan. 9–10, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

55. Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico — March 6–7, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

56. Madrid Spain — March 19–21, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

57. Bogotá Colombia — April 24–26, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

58. Guayaquil Ecuador — Aug. 1–2, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

59. Spokane Washington — Aug. 21–23, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

60. Columbus Ohio — Sept. 4–5, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

61. Bismarck North Dakota — Sept. 19, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

62. Columbia South Carolina — Oct. 16–17, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

63. Detroit Michigan — Oct. 23–24, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

64. Halifax Nova Scotia — Nov. 14, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

65. Regina Saskatchewan — Nov. 14, 1999, Boyd K. Packer

66. Billings Montana — Nov. 20–21, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

67. Edmonton Alberta — Dec. 11–12, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

68. Raleigh North Carolina — Dec. 18–19, 1999, Gordon B. Hinckley

69. St. Paul Minnesota — Jan. 9, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

70. Kona Hawaii — Jan. 23–24, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

71. Ciudad Juárez Mexico — Feb. 26–27, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

72. Hermosillo Sonora Mexico — Feb. 27, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

73. Albuquerque New Mexico — March 5, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

74. Oaxaca Mexico — March 11, 2000, James E. Faust

75. Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico — March 12, 2000, James E. Faust

76. Louisville Kentucky — March 19, 2000, Thomas S. Monson

77. Palmyra New York — April 6, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

78. Fresno California — April 9, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

79. Medford Oregon — April 16, 2000, James E. Faust

80. Memphis Tennessee — April 23, 2000, James E. Faust

81. Reno Nevada — April 23, 2000, Thomas S. Monson

82. Cochabamba Bolivia — April 30, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

83. Tampico Mexico — May 20, 2000, Thomas S. Monson

84. Nashville Tennessee — May 21, 2000, James E. Faust

85. Villahermosa Mexico — May 21, 2000, Thomas S. Monson

86. Montreal Quebec — June 4, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

87. San José Costa Rica — June 4, 2000, James E. Faust

88. Fukuoka Japan — June 11, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

89. Adelaide Australia — June 15, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

90. Melbourne Australia — June 16, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

91. Suva Fiji — June 18, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

92. Mérida Mexico — July 8, 2000, Thomas S. Monson

93. Veracruz Mexico — July 9, 2000, Thomas S. Monson

94. Baton Rouge Louisiana — July 16, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

95. Oklahoma City Oklahoma — July 30, 2000, James E. Faust

96. Caracas Venezuela — Aug. 20, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

97. Houston Texas — Aug. 26–27, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

98. Birmingham Alabama — Sept. 3, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

99. Santo Domingo Dominican Republic — Sept. 17, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

100. Boston Massachusetts — Oct. 1, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

101. Recife Brazil — Dec. 15, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

102. Porto Alegre Brazil — Dec. 17, 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley

103. Montevideo Uruguay — March 18, 2001, Gordon B. Hinckley

104. Winter Quarters Nebraska — April 22, 2001, Gordon B. Hinckley

105. Guadalajara Mexico — April 29, 2001, Gordon B. Hinckley

106. Perth Australia — May 20, 2001, Gordon B. Hinckley

107. Columbia River Washington — Nov. 18, 2001, Gordon B. Hinckley

108. Snowflake Arizona — March 3, 2002, Gordon B. Hinckley

109. Lubbock Texas — April 21, 2002, Gordon B. Hinckley

110. Monterrey Mexico — April 28, 2002, Gordon B. Hinckley

111. Campinas Brazil — May 17, 2002, Gordon B. Hinckley

112. Asunción Paraguay — May 19, 2002, Gordon B. Hinckley

113. Nauvoo Illinois — June 27–30, 2002, Gordon B. Hinckley

114. The Hague Netherlands — Sept. 8, 2002, Gordon B. Hinckley

115. Brisbane Australia — June 15, 2003, Gordon B. Hinckley

116. Redlands California — Sept. 14, 2003, Gordon B. Hinckley

117. Accra Ghana — Jan. 11, 2004, Gordon B. Hinckley

118. Copenhagen Denmark — May 23, 2004, Gordon B. Hinckley

119. Manhattan New York — June 13, 2004, Gordon B. Hinckley

120. San Antonio Texas — May 22, 2005, Gordon B. Hinckley

121. Aba Nigeria — Aug. 7, 2005, Gordon B. Hinckley

122. Newport Beach California — Aug. 28, 2005, Gordon B. Hinckley

123. Sacramento California — Sept. 3, 2006, Gordon B. Hinckley

124. Helsinki Finland — Oct.  22, 2006, Gordon B. Hinckley

125. Rexburg Idaho — Feb. 10, 2008, Thomas S. Monson

126. Curitiba Brazil — June 1, 2008, Thomas S. Monson

127. Panama City Panama — Aug. 10, 2008, Thomas S. Monson

128. Twin Falls Idaho — Aug. 24, 2008, Thomas S. Monson

129. Draper Utah — March 20–22, 2009, Thomas S. Monson

130. Oquirrh Mountain Utah — Aug. 21–23, 2009, Thomas S. Monson

131. Vancouver British Columbia — May 2, 2010, Thomas S. Monson

132. The Gila Valley Arizona — May 23, 2010, Thomas S. Monson

133. Cebu City Philippines — June 13, 2010, Thomas S. Monson

134. Kyiv Ukraine — Aug. 29, 2010, Thomas S. Monson

135. San Salvador El Salvador — Aug. 21, 2011, Henry B. Eyring

136. Quetzaltenango Guatemala — Dec. 11, 2011, Dieter F. Uchtdorf

137. Kansas City Missouri — May 6, 2012, Thomas S. Monson

138. Manaus Brazil — June 10, 2012, Dieter F. Uchtdorf

139. Brigham City Utah — Sept. 23, 2012, Boyd K. Packer

140. Calgary Alberta — Oct. 28, 2012, Thomas S. Monson

141. Tegucigalpa Honduras — March 17, 2013, Dieter F. Uchtdorf

142. Gilbert Arizona — March 2, 2014, Thomas S. Monson, prayer read by Henry B. Eyring

143. Fort Lauderdale Florida — May 4, 2014, Dieter F. Uchtdorf

144. Phoenix Arizona — Nov. 16, 2014, Thomas S. Monson

145. Córdoba Argentina — May 17, 2015, Dieter F. Uchtdorf

146. Payson Utah — June 7, 2015, Henry B. Eyring

147. Trujillo Peru — June 21, 2015, Dieter F. Uchtdorf

148. Indianapolis Indiana — Aug. 23, 2015, Henry B. Eyring

149. Tijuana Mexico — Dec. 13, 2015, Dieter F. Uchtdorf

150. Provo City Center — March 20, 2016, Dallin H. Oaks

151. Sapporo Japan — Aug. 21, 2016, Russell M. Nelson

152. Philadelphia Pennsylvania — Sept. 18, 2016, Henry B. Eyring

153. Fort Collins Colorado — Oct. 16, 2016, Dieter F. Uchtdorf

154. Star Valley Wyoming — Oct. 30, 2016, David A. Bednar

155. Hartford Connecticut — Nov. 20, 2016, Henry B. Eyring

156. Paris France — May 21, 2017, Henry B. Eyring

157. Tucson Arizona — Aug. 13, 2017, Dieter F. Uchtdorf

158. Meridian Idaho — Nov. 19, 2017, Dieter F. Uchtdorf

159. Cedar City Utah — Dec. 10, 2017, Henry B. Eyring

160. Concepción Chile — Oct. 28, 2018, Russell M. Nelson

161. Barranquilla Colombia — Dec. 9, 2018, Dallin H. Oaks

162. Rome Italy — March 10–12, 2019, Russell M. Nelson

163. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo — April 14, 2019, Dale G. Renlund

164. Fortaleza Brazil — June 2, 2019, Ulisses Soares

165. Port-au-Prince Haiti — Sept. 1, 2019, David A. Bednar

166. Lisbon Portugal — Sept. 15, 2019, Neil L. Andersen

167. Arequipa Peru — Dec. 15, 2019, Ulisses Soares

168. Durban South Africa — Feb. 16, 2020, Ronald A. Rasband

169. Winnipeg Manitoba — Oct. 31, 2021, Gerrit W. Gong

170. Pocatello Idaho — Nov. 7, 2021, M. Russell Ballard

Rio de Janeiro Brazil — May 8, 2022, Gary E. Stevenson

— Yigo Guam — May 22, 2022, David A. Bednar

— Praia Cape Verde — June 19, 2022, Neil L. Andersen

Part 1: A historic first for temple dedications and rededications — and the senior Church leaders who do them

Part 2: A historical look at temple dedications and the Church leaders who did them

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