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Dates for Layton temple’s open house, dedication announced

By Jamie Lampros - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Dec 12, 2023

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner

The Layton Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, currently under construction, on July 14, 2023.

LAYTON — With construction nearing completion of the Layton Utah Temple, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced dates for its open house and dedication.

The public is invited to the open house to tour the temple, located at 1400 Oak Hills Drive, from April 19 to June 1, 2024, except on Sundays.

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the dedication of the temple on June 16. Two sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. After the dedication, only members of the church with a temple recommend will be able to attend.

“Eventual exaltation requires our complete fidelity now to covenants we make and ordinances we receive in the house of the Lord,” church President Russell M. Nelson said when announcing temples in Layton and elsewhere during the church’s April 2018 general conference. Nelson counseled church members to “identify those things you can set aside to spend more time in the temple.”

Construction on the temple began in May 2020. The church has a total of 28 Utah temples in operation, under construction or announced, including one still being built in Syracuse. Utah is home to nearly 2.3 million members of the church, which is approximately two-thirds of the state’s total population.

Image supplied, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

A rendering of a temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that is set to be built in Layton.

The church also announced open houses and dedication services for additional temples — the Puebla Mexico, Urdaneta Philippines, Antananarivo Madagascar and Knoxville Tennessee temples.

Efforts to contact the church for further comment were not immediately successful.

For more information, go to newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org.


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