From the Church

Photos from inside the newly renovated St. George Utah Temple

An open house is set to begin for the renovated St. George Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in southern Utah. The pioneer-era house of the Lord has been closed for extensive renovation since November 2019.

This was the second major renovation of this historic structure, which was originally announced by Brigham Young, the second President and Prophet of the Church.

The news media gathered at the St. George Utah Temple in St. George, Utah, on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, for a briefing and tour of the sacred edifice. Invited guests will get a chance to go inside this week and walk through the many rooms, including the baptistry, instruction rooms, and celestial room, where patrons can pray and feel closer to their Father in Heaven.

► You may also like: Which Latter-day Saint temples are under construction around the world?

Andy Kirby, director of the Church’s historic temple renovations, is excited for people to see the beauty of the renovated temple, which has been updated with a new mechanical system.

“It has [an] all-new heating, air conditioning, and cooling system … LED lighting and state-of-the-art high-efficiency systems throughout the temple, so it will operate in an efficient way for many years,” said Kirby.

“I think the pioneers who built this would be pleased with our work,” said Kirby. “They would be satisfied that we preserved their efforts and the beauty and the intent of their work.”

You can read more about the renovations and see the public open house dates on Church Newsroom.

Stay in the loop!
Enter your email to receive updates on our LDS Living content