Ephraim Utah Temple

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President Russell M. Nelson announced the construction of the Ephraim Utah Temple in a prerecorded message played at a press conference held inside the Manti Tabernacle on Saturday, 1 May 2021, in conjunction with an announcement that the murals in the Manti Utah Temple will be preserved as part of an upcoming renovation.

The Ephraim Utah Temple will be the twenty-seventh temple built in Utah and the second built in Sanpete County, following the Manti Utah Temple (1888). Both the Ephraim Utah Temple and the Manti Utah Temple will be located within the boundaries of Manti High School.

On 22 October 2021, the site for the Ephraim Utah Temple was announced as a 9.16-acre parcel located at the intersection of 200 North and 400 East in Ephraim. The location is directly northeast of Snow College, with the temple less than eight miles away from the Manti Utah Temple. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 39,000 square feet. The temple will have four 30-seat ordinance rooms, three sealing rooms, and one baptismal font.

In addition to Ephraim Utah Temple, the state of Utah has 14 temples in operation, seven under construction, three under renovation, and three more announced. They include: the Bountiful Utah Temple, Brigham City Utah Temple, Cedar City Utah Temple, Deseret Peak Utah Temple, Draper Utah Temple, Heber Valley, Jordan River Utah Temple, Layton Utah Temple, Lindon Utah Temple, Logan Utah Temple, Manti Utah Temple, Monticello Utah Temple, Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple, Ogden Utah Temple, Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple, Orem Utah Temple, Payson Utah Temple, Provo City Center Temple, Provo Utah Temple, Red Cliffs Utah Temple, Salt Lake Temple, Saratoga Springs Utah Temple, Smithfield Utah Temple, St. George Utah Temple, Syracuse Utah Temple, Taylorsville Utah Temple, and the Vernal Utah Temple.

The Ephraim Utah Temple will serve more than 31,000 Latter-day Saints who reside within the temple district in central Utah.

Groundbreaking Date Set for Ephraim Utah Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced an August 2022 groundbreaking date for the Ephraim Utah Temple. Elder Walter F. Gonzalez, a General Authority Seventy and counselor in the Utah Area, will preside at the 27 August 2022 groundbreaking event. Attendance at the event will be by invitation only.

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