Heber Valley Utah Temple

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Heber Valley Utah Temple rendering. © 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

In the October 2021 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced that a temple would be built in the Heber Valley, which encompasses the communities of Heber City, Midway, Charleston, Daniel, and Center Creek, and would serve neighboring areas of Wallsburg, Park City, and the Kamas area. It will be the 28th temple built in Utah. Members of the Church in the area are currently served by the Provo Utah Temple.

Heber Valley is a picturesque rural mountain valley located in Wasatch County, about 40 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, near world-renowned ski resorts and state parks. Early pioneers from England settled in Heber City, named for Church leader and missionary in England Heber C. Kimball.[1] Two settlements on the west side of the valley met "midway" to settle the town of Midway, which was home to many Swiss pioneers who thought the Wasatch mountain valley reminded them of their alpine valleys in Switzerland.[2]

On September 19, 2022, the official exterior rendering of the Heber Valley Utah Temple was released to the public. The location was also announced: the 88,000-square-foot, three-story temple will be constructed on a 17.9-acre site located southeast of 1400 East Center Street in Heber City. The temple will have four instruction rooms, four sealing rooms, and two baptistries.


Groundbreaking Announced

Elder Kevin R. Duncan, executive director of the Church Temple Department, will preside at the groundbreaking for the Heber Valley Utah Temple on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

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