Announcement of the Winchester Virginia TemplePresident Russell M. Nelson
, 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced
the Winchester Virginia Temple on April 2, 2023, during the Sunday afternoon session of April 2023 general conference
— one of 15 announced
worldwide by the Church that day. A house of the Lord for this city in the north end of the Shenandoah Valley
will be the second for Virginia
Posting her joy on social media over the announcement of a sacred edifice for Winchester was Virginian Martha Sparkman. “Winchester, Virginia, will get a temple,” she wrote on Twitter
directly after the conference.
“Come and see it,” Sparkman continued. “I will watch the groundbreaking, the construction and be at the dedication. Ask me anything about the gospel, and I’ll share it. God bless us all!”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhGbILNPK2U
The Winchester Virginia Temple was announced
by Church President Russell M. Nelson
on April 2, 2023. The Church announced a site location
for a house of the Lord in Frederick County on Oct. 30, 2023. Details about the temple’s groundbreaking have not yet been released.
Architecture and Design of the Winchester Virginia Temple
According to site plans released
by the Church on Oct. 30, 2023, the Winchester Virginia Temple will be a single-story building of approximately 30,000 square feet. The edifice will stand on a 11.27-acre site in Frederick County in the Shenandoah Valley.