New Mormon Church facility in Provo to house 48 wards, 4 stakes

by | Apr. 13, 2011

News from Utah

In Utah County, where Mormon meetinghouses number in the many hundreds, the construction of yet another LDS Church building attracts little attention.

But a sign at the corner of 900 East and 300 North in Provo is drawing double takes — it's announcing a new structure for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that will serve 48 wards.

Say what?

To understand the incredibility of a 48-ward ward building among the LDS faithful, one must understand the typical meetinghouse in Utah generally houses from one to three wards (or congregations), with some larger buildings also accommodating administrative offices for stake leaders, who oversee five to a dozen-plus wards.

Meetinghouses are used by each ward for a three-hour block of worship and instructional meetings on Sundays, with various additional activities, administrative meetings, interviews and other gatherings conducted throughout the week.

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