New Temples To Open in 2015

New Temples To Open in 2015

News Release

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house, cultural celebration and dedication dates for the Córdoba Argentina and Payson Utah Temples.

A free public open house for the Córdoba Argentina Temple will begin on Friday, April 17, and go through Saturday, May 2, 2015, and run every day except Sundays, April 19 and 26. The cultural celebration will be held Saturday, May 16, and the temple will be dedicated Sunday, May 17, in three sessions.

The temple was announced by President Thomas S. Monson during the October 2008 general conference of the Church. Ground was broken October 30, 2010.

There are more than 380,000 members of the Church in Argentina, with a temple in Buenos Aires.

The free public open house for the Payson Utah Temple will be held from Friday, April 24, through Saturday, May 23, 2015, and run every day except Sundays, April 26 and May 3, 10 and 17. The cultural celebration will be held Saturday, June 6, and the temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, June 7. The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast only within the Payson Utah Temple district and the three-hour block of meetings for those congregations will be cancelled for that Sunday.

The temple was announced by President Monson January 25, 2010, and ground was broken to begin construction October 8, 2011.

The new temple will serve approximately 22 stakes from Spanish Fork to Nephi comprising approximately 78,000 Church members. Temple-going members have been driving to Provo or Manti for temple services. The Payson Temple will be the 15th in Utah. Two more temples are scheduled for the Beehive State; the Provo City Center Temple is under construction and the Cedar City Temple has been announced.

The Payson Temple is located at approximately 930 West and 1550 South on the southwest side of Payson, a mile from the 800 South I-15 interchange. The property offers scenic views of the area as well as easy access to the freeway.

The Córdoba and Payson temples will make the 145th and 146th operating temples in the world.

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