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See a list of all 118 temples and locations announced by President Nelson, with each’s current status

Three temples are dedicated or scheduled for dedication, 47 are under construction or scheduled for groundbreaking

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President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints waves to the residents as he and Sister Wendy W. Nelson arrive for the groundbreaking of the Heber Valley Utah Temple on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News


See a list of all 118 temples and locations announced by President Nelson, with each’s current status

Three temples are dedicated or scheduled for dedication, 47 are under construction or scheduled for groundbreaking

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President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints waves to the residents as he and Sister Wendy W. Nelson arrive for the groundbreaking of the Heber Valley Utah Temple on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Since becoming President of the Church in January 2018, President Russell M. Nelson has announced locations for 118 temples, beginning with seven identified during the April 2018 general conference and through the 18 locations announced Sunday, Oct. 2, in the concluding session of October 2022 general conference. 

Below is a list of all temples and locations, as well as status updates for those under construction, with groundbreaking dates set or sites and renderings publicly released. Also noted are temples that have been renamed from the original city locations as announced.

For temples still under preliminary design and development, only the announced city is listed.

Temple dedications and groundbreakings presided by a member of the First Presidency or Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are noted below.

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Construction continues at the Layton Utah Temple in Layton on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

April 2018 general conference

President Nelson announced seven temples on April 1, 2018, in the closing session of April 2018 general conference, making for the first seven temple locations he announced as President of the Church.

As of Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, four of the seven temples have been under construction since 2020, another is with a groundbreaking date set for next month, and two are in planning and design stages.

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Attendees leave the Yigo Guam Temple dedication in Yigo, Guam, on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

October 2018 general conference

In the second general conference of his first year’s tenure as President of the Church, President Nelson announced 12 new temple locations on Oct. 7, 2018, in the conference’s Sunday afternoon session. With those 12, he had announced 19 new temple locations in 2018.

As of Oct. 24, 2022, two of the 12 temples have been dedicated and operating, with another scheduled for dedication in mid-January 2023. Eight other temples are under construction, with the 12th in development.

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Beatriz Lima, who was the first Relief Society president in Cabo Verde, walks past the Praia Cape Verde Temple after she and other long-time members attended a meeting with Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Praia, Cabo Verde, on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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Elder Ulisses Soares and Elder Brent H. Nielson and the Pacific Area Presidency get an update on the Auckland New Zealand Temple at the constitution site from Wayne Pemberton and Oscar Lawrence. May 22, 2022.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

April 2019 general conference

On April 7, 2019, President Nelson closed general conference for the third straight time by announcing new temples — eight, giving him 27 total that he had personally announced to that point.

As of Oct. 24, 2022, seven of the eight temples announced in April 2019 are under construction, with the eighth still in planning and design.

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Construction The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Deseret Peak Utah Temple in Tooele continues on Friday, March 11, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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The Orem Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, under construction, is viewed from above in Orem on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Ben B. Braun, Deseret News

October 2019 general conference

For the second general conference held in 2019, President Nelson announced eight new temple locations — this time with the Oct. 5 Saturday evening women’s session of general conference being the setting. The eight new temples made for 35 total temples that he had announced up to then.

As of Oct. 24, 2022, seven of the eight temples are under construction, with the eighth having its site and exterior rendering released.

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Construction continues on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Taylorsville Utah Temple in Taylorsville on Friday, March 11, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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The site of the Syracuse Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the groundbreaking ceremony in Syracuse on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

April 2020 general conference

For the third time in as many general conferences, President Nelson announced eight new temple locations, with the April 5, 2022, announcement returning to the Sunday afternoon closing session. Those eight increased President Nelson’s total of announced temples to 43.

As of Oct. 24, 2022, five of the eight temples are under construction, with the other three in planning and development.

Exterior rendering of the Lindon Utah Temple.

Exterior rendering of the Lindon Utah Temple.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

October 2020 general conference

In his sixth general conferences since becoming President of the Church, President Nelson announced six new temple locations on Oct. 4, 2020, in the final session of general conference, bring the total of temples he had announced up to then to 49.

As for Oct. 24, 2022, one of the six are under construction, with a second scheduled for groundbreaking. Site locations and/or exterior renderings have been released for two more temples, with two others still in planning.

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Elder Quentin L. Cook and Elder Gary E. Stevenson, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and their wives Sister Lesa Stevenson and Sister Mary Cook attend the groundbreaking for the Smithfield Utah Temple in Smithfield on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

April 2021 general conference

The most new temple locations announced by the Church at one time — 20 — came from President Nelson on April 4, 2021, at the concluding session of general conference. He had by then announced 69 new temples as President of the Church.

As for Oct. 24, 2022, eight of the 20 temples are under construction, with three more having groundbreaking scheduled. Three have site locations and exterior renderings released, one more with a site location identified and five in planning and development.

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President Russell M. Nelson turns the first soil at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ephraim Utah Temple in Ephraim on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. With President Nelson are his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, third from left, Gov. Spencer Cox, left, and his wife, Abby Cox, second from left. Second from right are Elder Walter F. González, General Authority Seventy, and his wife, Zulma González, right.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

May 2021

President Nelson has announced only one new temple location outside of a general conference session, and that came on May 1, 2021, as he spoke about restoration efforts with the historic Manti Utah Temple and announced a new temple for nearby Ephraim, Utah. The announcement made for 70 temples announced by the President of the Church since the January 2018 start of his tenure.

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President Russell M. Nelson speaks prior to giving the dedicatory prayer at the groundbreaking of the Heber Valley Temple ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

October 2021 general conference

New temples announced returned to general conference, with President Nelson’s Oct. 2, 2021, announcement of 13 temples coming in the Sunday afternoon session of general conference. The announcement increased the total temples announced by President Nelson to 83.

As of Oct. 24, 2022, one of the 13 temples is under construction, one has its site locations identified, and the remaining 11 are in planning and design.

  • Heber Valley Utah Temple — Under construction since President Nelson presided at its Oct. 8, 2022, groundbreaking.
  • Teton River Idaho Temple — Teton River name given to temple that was announced for Rexburg North. Site location was released on Sept. 19, 2022.
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Cody, Wyoming
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Tacloban City, Philippines
  • Monrovia, Liberia
  • Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Culiacán, México
  • Vitória, Brazil
  • La Paz, Bolivia
  • Santiago West, Chile
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An open area near the Mexico Missionary Training Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the grounds of which was previously the Church’s Benemérito de las Americas secondary school, as pictured on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

April 2022 general conference

President Nelson reached 100 total temples he had announced with the 17 locations he released April 3 in the Sunday afternoon concluding session of general conference.

As of Oct. 24, two of the 17 temples have sites locations that have been released, with 15 others in development.

October 2022 general conference

In the conference’s final session on Oct. 2, President Nelson announced 18 new temple locations, including four for the metro Mexico City area. The 18 new temples increased the total he has announced so far to 118 — more than a third of Church’s combined operating, under-construction and announced temples.

As of Oct. 24, three weeks after being identified formally, all 18 temples are still in planning and design.

  • Busan, Korea
  • Naga, Philippines
  • Santiago, Philippines
  • Eket, Nigeria
  • Chiclayo, Peru
  • Buenos Aires City Center, Argentina
  • Londrina, Brazil
  • Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
  • Huehuetenango, Guatemala
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Prosper, Texas
  • Lone Mountain, Nevada
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Pachuca, Mexico
  • Toluca, Mexico
  • Tula, Mexico
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