Announcement of the Birmingham England TemplePresident Russell M. Nelson
, 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced
the Birmingham England Temple on April 3, 2022, during the Sunday afternoon session of April 2022 general conference
. A third house of the Lord for England was one of 17 announced
worldwide by the Church during this conference.
The Birmingham England Temple will be a blessing and gift to faithful Latter-day Saints who call south-central England home, said Bishop Antony Jones of the Cannock Ward, Lichfield England Stake.
“We have been hoping for a temple for many years,” Bishop Jones wrote
soon after the temple announcement. “Today, we have seen such spiritual blessings poured out that there shall not be room enough to receive them.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY-wn9hu1Wk
The Birmingham England Temple was announced
by Church President Russell M. Nelson
on April 3, 2022. On Dec. 18, 2023, the Church announced a site location
for a house of the Lord to be constructed in Sutton Coldfield, a civil parish in Birmingham. Details about the temple’s groundbreaking have not yet been released.
Architecture and Design of the Birmingham England Temple
According to site plans
released by the Church on Dec. 18, 2023, the Birmingham England Temple will be a single-story building of approximately 10,800 square feet. The edifice will stand on a 2.7-acre site at 185-187 Penns Lane, in Sutton Coldfield, a civil parish in Birmingham.
At the time of the site announcement, a meetinghouse was located on the property
, along with the office of the England Birmingham Mission. The temple property will include patron housing and arrival facilities.