“Missionary Training Center to Be Established in England,” Ensign, Mar. 1985, 75
A new missionary training center has been established near London.
The England Missionary Training Center, situated on the property where the London Temple is located, in Lingfield, Surrey, will provide training and orientation for ten to twelve missionaries per month. It received its first group of missionaries in February.
J. Talmage Jones, of Leeds, Utah, presides over the center, which handles missionaries called from Great Britain and Europe to serve in the English-speaking missions of that area.
The newest missionary training center is one of eight in locations around the world. In an average month, these centers give spiritual preparation and other instruction to some 1,550 missionaries.
The largest of the centers is located in Provo, Utah, adjacent to Brigham Young University. It serves an average of 1,216 missionaries arriving each month. Many of them are called to serve in areas where another tongue is spoken and their stay at the center includes a course of intensive language instruction.
In addition to the England Missionary Training Center, other centers, operated under the direction of their area presidencies, are located adjacent to temples in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Manila, the Philippines; Mexico City, Mexico; Santiago, Chile; Hamilton, New Zealand; and Tokyo, Japan. These centers serve local missionaries who do not need language instruction.