Church Sets Date for Cedar City Utah Temple Groundbreaking

  • 31 July 2015

An artist rendition of the Cedar City Utah Temple. The groundbreaking ceremony will be August 8, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.

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  • The groundbreaking ceremony for the Cedar City Utah Temple will be August 8, 2015.

The Church has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Cedar City Utah Temple will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.

Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only. However, services will be transmitted live to the 17 stake centers in the proposed temple district. All are invited to participate in the broadcast of this historic event. Sunday dress is requested. President L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy will preside at the ceremony, and Elder Kent F. Richards of the Second Quorum of the Seventy will conduct.

Temple district
The Cedar City Utah Temple will serve members from 17 stakes located in southern Utah and eastern Nevada: Beaver Utah Stake, Cedar City Utah Canyon View Stake, Cedar City Utah Cross Hollow Stake, Cedar City Utah Married Student Stake, Cedar City Utah North Stake, Cedar City Utah Stake, Cedar City Utah West Stake, Cedar City YSA 1st Stake, Cedar City YSA 2nd Stake, Ely Nevada Stake, Enoch Utah Stake, Enoch Utah West Stake, Escalante Utah Stake, Minersville Utah Stake, Panaca Nevada Stake, Panguitch Utah Stake, and Parowan Utah Stake.

Temple announcement
On April 6, 2013, during the Saturday morning session of the 183rd Annual General Conference, President Thomas S. Monson announced that a new temple would be constructed in the city of Cedar City, Utah. The Cedar City Utah Temple will be the 17th in Utah, following the Provo City Center Temple, which is currently under construction.

Church members living in Cedar City currently participate in temple ordinances at the St. George Utah Temple, located approximately 50 miles to the south. The St. George Temple serves members from 47 stakes in southern Utah, eastern Nevada, and northern Arizona.