Fort Collins Temple Site Announced

  Newsroom.LDS.org

  • 12 July 2011

The Fort Collins Colorado Temple will be located about an hour north of Denver, Colorado, USA, where the state’s only other temple is located.

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  • Fort Collins Colorado Temple

The Fort Collins Colorado Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be constructed on the southeast corner of the intersection at Trilby Road and Timberline Road, across the street from an LDS meetinghouse in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

The temple was first announced on April 2, 2011, by President Thomas S. Monson, who said of the several newly announced temples, “[They] will certainly be a blessing to our members in those areas.”

Approximately 142,000 members reside in Colorado. This will be the state’s second temple; the Denver Colorado Temple, located some 60 miles to the south, was dedicated in 1986.

Construction of the new temple will begin sometime in the coming months and is expected to take approximately two years to complete.

 “We appreciate the many people from Fort Collins who have worked with us during the site selection process,” said Russell McClure, president of the Fort Collins Colorado Stake. “We feel this new temple will be a great asset not only to members of the Church in Colorado and the region but also to the people of Fort Collins, who will benefit from the peace and beauty a temple brings.”

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