ALL NEWS

Church leaders break ground on second Montana temple

Jun 26, 2021, 6:18 PM

montana temple groundbreaking ceremony...

Elder Vern P. Stanfill of the Seventy speaks to Latter-day Saint leaders, members and friends during the groundbreaking of the Helena Montana Temple on Saturday, June 26, 2021. A rendering of the finished temple is pictured in the bottom left. Copyright 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

HELENA, Mont. — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints broke ground Saturday on its second temple in Montana, under construction in Helena.

A group of church leaders, members and friends gathered in Helena for the groundbreaking event. Elder Vern P. Stanfill, of the faith’s Quorum of the Seventy, presided over the ceremony and offered the dedicatory prayer.

“As a house of the Lord, a holy temple, rises out of the ground in this place, we pray that all who look upon it will see it as a great blessing and come to learn of its significance,” Elder Stanfill said.

Helena temple to be second in Montana

President Russell M. Nelson announced plans for the Helena Montana Temple during April’s general conference. It will go up on 4.8 acres of land located at 1260 Otter Road in Helena. The plans for the temple call for a single-story edifice of approximately 10,000 square feet with a center spire. 

“We are building now for the future,” Elder Stanfill said, citing President Nelson’s talk in April. “We want to bring the house of the Lord even closer to our members, that they may have the sacred privilege of attending the temple as often as their circumstances allow.”

Related: All of Utah’s Latter-day Saint temples to move to Phase 3 in coming months

Church officials plan to announce details for the open house, including a date for the dedication, at a later date.

Billings hosts Montana’s other temple, dedicated Nov. 20, 1999.

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

All News

Example of ranked choice voting ballot. Twelve cities across Utah will participate in ranked choice...

Adam Small

Utah House passes bill that would end rank choice voting

Utah's ranked choice voting pilot program may come to and early end as the House passes a bill ending the program.

1 minute ago

The Utah Capitol is shown on March 3, 2023, in Salt Lake City. Utah's SB 150, similar to the Relig...

Derrick Jones

“Utah’s RFRA”, passes the House and heads to the Governor

Utah's SB 150, similar to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), passed the House and awaits the Governor's signature.

3 hours ago

(Peter Johnston)...

Peter Johnston

Polluting dust and a growing city: how a proposed mine in Parley’s Canyon could change the Salt Lake Valley

Polluting dust is just one concern many have over a proposed mine in Parley's Canyon.

3 hours ago

Henry Barlow said his new plant will save eight million gallons of water a year. (Mark Wetzel, KSL ...

ALEX CABRERO

‘We are going to feed American beef to the Americans’: Meat packing plant to open in Richfield

A new cattle processing plant in central Utah is expected to improve the state’s food supply chain.

3 hours ago

KSL Movie Show Review of "Perfect Days." This is one of those “art house films” that mainstream...

Steve Salles

KSL Movie Show Review: ‘Perfect Days’ is an exceptional effort

"Perfect Days" is one of those “art house films” that mainstream audiences can’t understand why anyone would want to sit through -- I’ll try to explain why in this review. 

4 hours ago

A driver in Draper experienced a medical emergency and passed away at the wheel on Thursday evening...

Derrick Jones

Medical emergency kills driver at the wheel

A driver in Draper experienced a medical emergency and passed away at the wheel Thursday evening, resulting in an accident.

4 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Church leaders break ground on second Montana temple