President Russell M. Nelson announced plans for renovating the Salt Lake Temple and its adjoining properties on Friday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. during a press conference on Temple Square.
The Salt Lake Temple will close Dec. 29 and remain closed for approximately four years, President Nelson said.
“We promise you that you will love the results,” he stated. “They will emphasize and highlight the life, ministry and mission of Jesus Christ in His desire to bless every nation, kindred, tongue and people.”
President Nelson stated during the April 2019 general conference Sunday afternoon session that temples, both old and new, present opportunities for us to recommit to Christ.
"May we renovate our lives through our faith and trust in Him," he said. "May we access the power of His Atonement by our repentance each day. And may we dedicate and rededicate our lives to serving God and His children — on both sides of the veil."
Plans to renovate the Manti Utah Temple and the Logan Utah Temple will be announced at a future date. A closure date for the St. George Utah Temple has already been set, with renovation plans for that building to come later. Watch the press conference and see the Twitter thread regarding the Salt Lake Temple renovations and other Temple Square changes below.