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First Presidency names 2 temples: Teton River Idaho and Birmingham England

2nd Rexburg temple’s name provides a difference; the ‘England’ aligns with 2 other temples in Great Britain

The Rexburg Idaho Temple spire with a statue of Moroni with a view of BYU–Idaho campus in the distance as the sun sets in Rexburg, Idaho, on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

The BYU–Idaho campus and the Rexburg Idaho Temple in Rexburg are pictured on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News


Two temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced during the past year now have official names given by the First Presidency.

The second temple in Rexburg, Idaho, will be known as the Teton River Idaho Temple, while the temple announced for Birmingham, United Kingdom, will be called the Birmingham England Temple.

An announcement of the temple names was published Monday, Aug. 15, on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

During the October 2021 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build 13 new temples, including one identified for “Rexburg North, Idaho.” In the April 2022 general conference, President Nelson’s list of 17 new temples included a temple for “Birmingham, United Kingdom.”

The name of the new Birmingham England Temple lines up with the two dedicated and operating temples in Great Britain — the London England Temple and the Preston England Temple.

And the “Teton River” name for the second Rexburg temple helps alleviate possible confusion with the dedicated and operating Rexburg Idaho Temple.

Both temples are still in planning stages, without exterior renderings, site locations or groundbreaking plans announced.

The two are part of the 58 Latter-day Saint temples that have been announced and are being planned. With the 173 dedicated temples and 51 more under construction, the Church has 282 temples worldwide operating, under construction or renovation, or in planning and development.

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