How many new temple sites will be announced at General Conference this weekend?

Sep 29, 2021, 2:07 PM | Updated: 5:36 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — Dozens of new temple sites have been announced at recent General Conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So, what might happen this weekend? 

How many new temple sites are coming? 

Right now, nobody knows the number of new temples that may be announced over the coming General Conference weekend. 

Since becoming president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in January 2018, Russell M. Nelson has revealed nearly 70 new planned temples. 

In April, President Nelson announced 20 new sites. That is the second-highest number of new temples announced at one time in the organization’s history, according to the church. 

The 20 locations announced in April include: 

  • Oslo, Norway 
  • Brussels, Belgium 
  • Vienna, Austria 
  • Kumasi, Ghana 
  • Beira, Mozambique 
  • Cape Town, South Africa 
  • Singapore, Republic of Singapore 
  • Belo Horizonte, Brazil 
  • Cali, Colombia 
  • Querétaro, Mexico 
  • Torreón, Mexico 
  • Helena, Montana 
  • Casper, Wyoming 
  • Grand Junction, Colorado 
  • Farmington, New Mexico 
  • Burley, Idaho 
  • Eugene, Oregon 
  • Elko, Nevada 
  • Yorba Linda, California 
  • Smithfield, Utah 

A church spokesman said former President Gordon B. Hinckley holds the distinction of announcing the most temples at one time, 32 back in 1998. 

There are now 250 temples that have been announced, under construction, or are operating, according to the church.  

General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hear from church leaders on October 2nd and 3rd. The upcoming sessions will again be held inside the Conference Center without in-person attendance. 

KSL Newsradio will carry all five sessions live on 102.7 FM, 1160 AM, and on the KSL NewsRadio app.

The full schedule is as follows: 


Saturday, October 2

9:30 AM

Conference Walk-up with KSL’s Maria Shilaos.

10:00 AM

General Conference: Saturday Morning Session

12:00 PM

Return of the Tabernacle Choir

The Tabernacle Choir returns after a hiatus of more than one year because of COVID. Hosted by Doug Wright

1:00 PM

Welcoming all People

How we can do a better job talking – and listening – to people of diverse viewpoints. Hosted by Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic.

2:00 PM

General Conference: Saturday Afternoon Session

4:00 PM

The Role of Faith in Recovery

The role of faith in the recovery of an addict.  How neighbors and friends can support those in need.  A special presentation by the Project Recovery podcast, hosted by Casey Scott with Dr. Matt Woolley.

5:00 PM

Finances and the Pandemic

Hosted by Alex Kirry with Derek Overstreet.

6:00 PM

General Conference: Saturday Evening Session

Sunday, October 3

8:00 AM

A Woman’s View

A special conference edition with the hosts of the Relentlessly Resilient podcast. Hosted by Amanda Dickson.

9:00 AM

After It All

9:30 AM

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

10:00 AM

General Conference: Sunday Morning Session

12:00 PM

Temple Construction Update  

An inside look at the renovation and construction at the historic Salt Lake City temple. Hosted by Mary Richards.  

1:00 PM

Developing a Listening Heart

Lessons in listening from various faith traditions. Hosted by Boyd Matheson.

2:00 PM

General Conference: Sunday Afternoon Session

Remember you can also always watch conference on KSL 5 TV.

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How many new temple sites will be announced at General Conference this weekend?