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Red Cliffs Utah Temple dedication, Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple groundbreaking dates announced

The Red Cliffs Utah Temple (left) and an artist’s rendering of the Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple.
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Red Cliffs Utah Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the open house and dedication dates for the Red Cliffs Utah Temple.

President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, will dedicate the temple in two sessions on Sunday, March 24, 2024. The dedicatory sessions at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. MDT will be broadcast to all units in the Red Cliffs Utah Temple district.

A public open house will be Tuesday, January 30, through Saturday, March 2, excluding Sundays. Before the public open house, a media day will be held on Monday, January 29. Invited guests will also tour the temple from Tuesday, January 30, through Wednesday, January 31.

Church President Russell M. Nelson announced the Red Cliffs Utah Temple in October 2018. Construction began in November 2020.

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Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking for the Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple to be held on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Elder Benjamin M.Z. Tai, Asia Area President, will preside and offer the dedicatory prayer.

The Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple was announced in October 2021. The  temple will be built on a 1.26-acre site located near Dachang Road and Dehua Street, Niaosong District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 10,900 square feet.

The Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple will be the island's second sacred building. Its first house of the Lord, the Taipei Taiwan Temple, was dedicated in 1984. Today, there are more than 62,000 Latter-day Saints who attend around 100 congregations across the island.

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You can read more about each of these new temples on Church Newsroom.

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