News Release

St. George Utah Temple Closing

Pioneer-era temple is expected to reopen in 2022

The St. George Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will close later this year for a major renovation.

The temple will close November 4, 2019, as crews begin extensive structural, mechanical, electrical, finish and plumbing work. The renovation is expected to be completed in 2022.

Church President Russell M. Nelson first announced in October 2018 that the Church was making plans to renovate and update pioneer-generation temples.

The St. George Utah Temple was originally dedicated in April 1877, the first temple completed in Utah. It was rededicated in November 1975 after it was remodeled. The temple serves Latter-day Saints in southwestern Utah and parts of Nevada and Arizona.

Update: Further information on the temple renovation was released in May 2019.

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