14 more temples having moved to normal operations — in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia

Of the 172 dedicated temples worldwide of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more than 90% have started a move to normal operations following more than two years of COVID-19 pandemic closures and phased reopenings.

By Thursday, June 2, 149 of the Church’s 162 operational temples had been designated in Phase 4, returning to normal operations. That includes 14 temples that had made the move since May 17.

Eight dedicated temples are closed for major renovations.

Two years ago, the Church closed all operating temples worldwide because of the pandemic and then followed with cautious, phased reopenings.

Since mid-March 2022, temples in the United States have started this return to normal operations — with ordinances available by appointment only, limited capacities, and ongoing local government requirements and pandemic restrictions.

The 14 temples having moved to Phase 4 since the last Church News update on May 17 or beginning operations after having been dedicated recently are:

  • Accra Ghana Temple
  • Atlanta Georgia Temple
  • Cebu City Philippines Temple
  • Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple
  • Halifax Nova Scotia Temple
  • Helsinki Finland
  • Lisbon Portugal Temple
  • London England Temple
  • Manila Philippines Temple
  • Perth Australia Temple
  • Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple
  • Rome Italy Temple
  • The Hague Netherlands Temple
  • Yigo Guam Temple

Read more: Temple reopening status tracker — through June 2

An area-by-area listing of the current status of each of the Church’s 172 dedicated temples is available on the Church News’ temple reopening status tracker. Clicking on a temple name in the temple status tracker takes the user to that temple’s information page at temples.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, where ordinance work can be scheduled online.

Reopening by phases

For two years, the Church has designated temples returning to various operations by phased levels:

  • Phase 1: Open for restricted living sealings only.
  • Phase 2: Open for all living ordinances only.
  • Phase 2-B: Open for all living ordinances and proxy baptisms.
  • Phase 3: Open for all ordinances with restrictions.
  • Phase 4: Returning to normal operations.

Breakdown of current temple statuses

With the announced changes, the Church has — as of June 2 — the following breakdown of its 172 dedicated temples:

  • 149 in Phase 4, returning to normal operations.
  • 13 operating in Phase 3.
  • 1 operating in Phase 1.
  • 1 paused/suspended in Phase 3.
  • 8 closed for major renovations.

For lists of temples that have previously moved to Phase 4 and for additional information on the “gradual lifting” of pandemic-related restrictions, a timeline of temples closing and then reopening in the phased process, please see the following:

Note: Two temples changed operational status after the Church News published a list of 12 temples earlier in June. The two late additions are the Rome Italy and The Hague Netherlands temples.