Farmington New Mexico Temple

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Farmington New Mexico Temple rendering. ©2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

On 4 April 2021, at the 191st annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Farmington New Mexico Temple.

New Mexico, a state in the southwestern United States, is home to approximately 70,000 members of the Church in some 138 congregations. The Farmington New Mexico Temple will be the state’s second temple. The first temple, the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple, was dedicated 5 March 2000.

The first roots of the Church were established in New Mexico in the 1860s. Many Church settlements in New Mexico absorbed refugees from the Latter-day Saint colonies in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution in 1912.

On 23 June 2021, the location of the Farmington New Mexico Temple was announced as a 6.62-acre parcel where the stake center for the Farmington New Mexico Stake stands. The property is situated across the street from San Juan College at the intersection of College Boulevard and Windsor Drive. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet and for a new meetinghouse to replace the existing stake center. On 19 October 2021, the official exterior rendering was released for the temple was released. The temple will have two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry.

A groundbreaking date has not been announced.