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Temples Operating, Under Construction or Announced — See Statuses at Start of 2022

Temple statuses at the start of 2021 and 2022. Image is a Church News graphic, courtesy of Church News. All rights reserved.

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By Scott Taylor, Church News

At the start of a new year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has 265 temples in various stages of operation, renovation, construction and planning:

  • Dedicated and operating or scheduled for dedication or rededication — 164
  • Dedicated and under renovation — 7
  • Under construction or scheduled for groundbreaking — 45
  • Announced with site locations — 18
  • Others announced — 31
  • Total temples — 265

The above breakdown includes the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple, scheduled for dedication on May 8; the Washington D.C. Temple, scheduled for rededication on June 19; and the Freetown Sierra Leone Temple, scheduled for for groundbreaking on March 19. The Provo Utah Temple is included under operating temples since its announced renovation is still unscheduled and depends on the unscheduled completion of the Orem Utah Temple.

At the start of 2021, the Church had 231 temples in the following stages:

  • Dedicated and operating or scheduled for dedication or rededication — 163
  • Dedicated and under renovations — 7
  • Under construction — 33
  • Announced — 28
  • Total temples — 231

The start-of-2021 breakdown included previously scheduled dedications for the Winnipeg Manitoba and Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temples and the previously scheduled rededication of the Washington D.C. Temple — all of which were rescheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic delays.

Key changes from 2021 going into 2022 included the dedication of the Winnipeg Manitoba and Pocatello Idaho Falls Temples, the rededication of the Mesa Arizona Temple, the beginning of renovations for the Manti Utah Temple, and the announcement of 34 new temple locations during the year.

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