Temples

Orem Utah Temple groundbreaking links consecration, construction and covenants Descendants of 1870 homesteader Neils Williamson, who originally owned the property where the Orem Utah Temple will sit, watched the groundbreaking ceremonies from afar Saturday, Sept. 5.
Groundbreakings, renderings released for Bentonville, McAllen temples; site identified for Syracuse Utah Temple The First Presidency announced November 2020 groundbreaking dates for the Bentonville Arkansas and McAllen Texas temples and the location of the Syracuse Utah Temple.
First Presidency announces new online system to submit names to temple prayer rolls Church members can now send names of family or friends with specific needs to place on the temple prayer rolls by visiting any temple’s information page and clicking on the prayer roll link.
Take a look at renderings of the Neiafu Tonga Temple, Pago Pago American Samoa Temple Renderings were recently released for Neiafu Tonga Temple and the Pago Pago American Samoa Temple. President Russell M. Nelson announced both Pacific-area temples during the April 2019 general conference.
Taylorsville Utah Temple, Red Cliffs Utah Temple groundbreakings announced The Taylorsville temple groundbreaking will be held in October 2020, and the Red Cliffs temple groundbreaking will take place in November 2020. A rendering of the Taylorsville temple was also released.
Watch: What ancient and present-day temples mean to scholars of other faiths and Latter-day Saints In a new Church video, scholars, people of various faiths and members of the Church share their thoughts about temples of old and present-day temples — and how both connect people with heaven.
Why do temples have the angel Moroni on top? Here’s look at the history of the iconic statues Why does the figure of Moroni stand atop temples in the Church and how many different Moroni statues have been designed? Historians answer these questions and more.
3 lessons President Cordon learned from her relative’s coin in the Salt Lake Temple time capsule One of the 400 coins excavated from the Salt Lake Temple time capsule is inscribed with the name of Alice Hillam, the first cousin of President Bonnie H. Cordon's grandfather.
Video: President Nelson talks about the ‘painful’ decision to close temples amid COVID-19 In a new Church News video released July 27, President Nelson describes the decision to close temples in March amid COVID-19 as "painful" and "wracked with worry."
First Presidency announces changes to temple endowment ceremony, citing ‘a desire to enhance the temple learning experience’ “With a concern for all and a desire to enhance the temple learning experience, recent changes have been authorized to the temple endowment ceremony," the First Presidency wrote in a statement released July 20.
First Presidency approves official name of Washington County temple as Red Cliffs Utah Temple The First Presidency approved a name change for the new temple being built in Washington County. St. George's second temple will be known as the Red Cliffs Utah Temple.
How COVID-19 pandemic restrictions reshaped a small-scale Layton temple groundbreaking Originally scheduled for May 30, a smaller, intimate groundbreaking ceremony for the Layton Utah Temple was held a week earlier on May 23, 2020. Watch a video of the groundbreaking here.
Small-scale groundbreaking for Layton Utah Temple conducted a week early as a COVID-19 pandemic precaution A small-scale groundbreaking for Layton Utah Temple was conducted on Saturday, May 23 — a week earlier than the scheduled May 30 date — as a COVID pandemic precaution.