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Stockholm temple to close for massive remodel, Caribbean temple dedication date announced

San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the dates for the open house and dedication of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple.

The public open house will run from December 1, 2022, to December 17, except for Sundays. The temple dedication on Sunday, January 15, 2023, will take place with three sessions: 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.

A media day will precede the open house on November 28, 2022. Invited guests will tour the temple on November 29–30.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the dedication. The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to all congregations in the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple district. The San Juan Puerto Rico Temple will be the first house of the Lord in the territory. The current temple district for members living in Puerto Rico is the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple.

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Stockholm Sweden Temple

Stockholm Sweden Temple

The Stockholm Sweden Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will close for extensive renovations in 2023. Reconstruction is anticipated to last approximately three years. Following the remodel, the public will be invited to tour the temple during an open house. After the open house, the temple will be rededicated.

The renovated Stockholm Sweden Temple will be approximately 31,000 square feet, nearly double its current size of 16,366 square feet. It will have two endowment rooms with 40 seats each. 

The Stockholm Sweden temple, originally announced in 1981, has been in service since its dedication on July 2, 1985, by President Gordon B. Hinckley. It was the first to be constructed in Scandinavia and serves members of the Church in Sweden, Norway, and Latvia.

Read the full announcements on Church Newsroom.

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