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LDS Church announces Jordan River Utah Temple open house and rededication dates

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The Jordan River Utah Temple Open House will begin on Saturday, March 17, 2018, and run through Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Photo courtesy of LDS Church)

The First Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the open house and rededication dates for the Jordan River Utah Temple on Thursday morning.

Starting on Saturday, March 17, the temple will open its doors for the open house. The open house will run through Saturday, April 28, 2018, except for March 18, 24, 25 and 31 as well as it will be closed on Sundays.

As part of the renovation, the Jordan River Utah Temple — which was originally dedicated on Nov. 16–20, 1981 by Marion G. Romney — has been refreshed with new finishes, furnishings, carpet, paintings and murals. Besides furnishings, the church updated the plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. Then did Seismic work and waterproofing on the foundation, added a new roof and updated the landscaping.

The Jordan River Utah Temple will be rededicated Sunday, May 20, 2018, in three sessions, 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Church members in the Jordan River, Oquirrh Mountain and Draper Utah temple districts will be invited to participate in the dedication. The regular block of Sunday meetings on that day will be canceled to allow Latter-day Saints to participate in the rededication. Prior to the dedication, the Church will hold a cultural celebration on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

There are currently 156 operating temples in the Church with 12 under construction and 14 more announced worldwide. The LDS Church announced the dedication of three temples in 2017: Tucson Arizona (Aug. 13), Meridian Idaho (Nov. 19) and Cedar City Utah (Dec. 10).

In total, there are 26 temples announced or under construction, two undergoing extensive renovation and nine announced to undergo extensive renovation.

  • Abidjan Ivory Coast Temple
    • Announced: April 5, 2015
  • Arequipa Peru Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 6, 2012
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: March 4, 2017
  • Bangkok Thailand Temple
    • Announced: April 5, 2015
  • Barranquilla Colombia Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 1, 2011
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Feb. 20, 2016
  • Belém Brazil Temple
    • Announced: April 3, 2016
  • Brasília Brazil Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2017
  • Cedar City Utah Temple
    • Announced: April 6, 2013
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Aug. 8, 2015
    • Open house: Oct. 27–Nov. 18, 2017
    • Dedication: Dec. 10, 2017
  • Concepción Chile Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 3, 2009
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Durban South Africa Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 1, 2011
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: April 9, 2016
  • Fortaleza Brazil Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 3, 2009
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Nov. 15, 2011
  • Greater Manila Philippines Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2017
  • Harare Zimbabwe Temple
    • Announced: April 3, 2016
  • Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 1, 2011
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Feb. 12, 2016
  • Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
    • Announced: April 3, 2016
  • Lisbon Portugal Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 2, 2010
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Dec. 5, 2015
  • Meridian Idaho Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2011
    • Groundbreaking: Aug. 23, 2014
    • Open house: Oct. 21–Nov. 11, 2017
    • Dedication: Nov. 19, 2017
  • Nairobi Kenya Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2017
  • Pocatello Idaho Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2017
  • Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
    • Announced: April 5, 2015
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Oct. 28, 2017
  • Quito Ecuador Temple
    • Announced: April 3, 2016
  • Rio de Janerio Brazil Temple
    • Announced: April 6, 2013
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: March 4, 2017
  • Rome Italy Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 4, 2008
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Oct. 23, 2010
  • Saratoga Springs Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2017
  • Tucson Arizona Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 6, 2012
    • Groundbreaking: Oct. 17, 2015
    • Public open house: June 3–June 24, 2017
    • Dedication: Aug. 13, 2017
  • Urdaneta Philippines Temple
    • Announced: Oct. 2, 2010
  • Winnipeg Mantioba Temple
    • Announced: April 2, 2011
    • Groundbreaking ceremony: Dec. 3, 2016
  • Closed for extensive renovation

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