Groundbreaking for Saratoga Springs Utah Temple announced

The groundbreaking for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, according to a Newsroom release.

Elder Craig C. Christensen, General Authority Seventy and president of the Utah Area of the Church, will preside at the ceremony. Attendance will be by invitation only. The public living in the general area will be invited to view the proceedings live from local meetinghouses.

The new Utah temple will be located in the new Beacon Pointe subdivision, west of Redwood Road and north of Meadow Side Drive. The temple is planned to be three stories high and approximately 87,000 square feet. A 21,000-square-foot meetinghouse will also be built nearby.

President Thomas S. Monson announced the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple, along with four others, during April 2017 general conference.

Seventeen temples are currently in operation in Utah. President Nelson has announced temples to be constructed in Layton (April 2018 general conference), Washington County (October 2018 general conference) and Tooele Valley (April 2019 general conference).

The St. George Utah Temple will close on Nov. 4 and the Salt Lake Temple will close soon after, on Dec. 28, each for extensive renovations.

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