Ground has broken for Smithfield Utah Temple

Jun 21, 2022, 11:00 PM

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build 15 new temples Sunday. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

SMITHFIELD, Utah — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints broke ground on the Smithfield Utah Temple on Saturday, June 18, 2022. 

Smithfield Utah Temple

Elder Quentin L. Cook, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presided at the event. He was accompanied at the ceremony by Elder Gary E. Stevenson, also a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Stevenson conducted the ceremony.

“Our hearts are full of appreciation for those who have gone before us and who have laid the foundation for a temple in northern Cache Valley,” said Elder Cook during the ceremony. “We pray that this temple will be a beacon light for the communities it serves.”  

The Smithfield Utah Temple. Photo credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The temple will be built at the intersection of N 800 West and W 100 North on 13.3 acres of land. Designs for the temple call for a three-story structure of about 81,000 square feet.  

The Smithfield Temple was announced in April 2021 by Church President Russell M. Nelson. 

Yorba Linda California Temple

Also on Saturday, the church broke ground on the Yorba Linda California Temple. 

Elder Mark A. Bragg, a General Authority Seventy, presided at the ceremony. 

“It is an honor to be here on this beautiful California summer day to dedicate this site for the construction of a sacred temple — a house of, and unto, the Lord,” said Elder Bragg during the ceremony. 

The Yorba Linda California Temple was also announced in April 2021 by President Nelson. It will be the ninth temple in California.

According to plans, the temple will be 30,000 square feet, and will be built on 5.4 acres of land. 

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. 

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Ground has broken for Smithfield Utah Temple