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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Taylorsville Utah Temple

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The public open house for the Taylorsville Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begins this week in Taylorsville, Utah.

 

Media attended a news conference and tour of the house of the Lord on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Those participating in the event included Elder Kevin W. Pearson, Utah Area President; Elder James R. Rasband, assistant executive director, Temple Department; and Sister Tracy Y. Browning, Second Counselor in the Primary General Presidency.

Invited guests will tour the temple through Friday, April 12. The public open house will run from Saturday, April 13, through Saturday, May 18, 2024, excluding Sundays.

Admission to the public open house is free. Online reservations are recommended.

“As the Church grows, more temples will be built so that more families can have access to that greatest of all blessings, that of eternal life,” said President Nelson, as he announced the Taylorsville temple in the October 2019 general conference. “We regard a temple as the most sacred structure in the Church. Whenever plans are announced to construct a new temple, it becomes an important part of our history.”

The Taylorsville Utah Temple will be dedicated by Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in two sessions (10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. MDT) on Sunday, June 2, 2024. The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to all congregations in the Taylorsville Utah Temple district.

A small crowd gathered at the site of the Taylorsville temple for a groundbreaking ceremony on October 31, 2020, amid local COVID-19 restrictions.

About the Taylorsville Utah Temple

The Taylorsville Utah Temple is on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley at 2603 West 4700 South, once the location of a Church meetinghouse and recreational field. The sacred structure is visible to motorists traveling on Interstate 215, the Belt Route.

The new temple’s architectural style is known as pioneer era. Gothic, inspired by local pioneer tabernacles. It was constructed with structural steel and stone cladding. Flowers in the exterior art glass are stylized versions of local wildflowers. The deep burgundy, lavender and gold color palette used in the temple was also inspired by Gothic architecture but stays true to the colors found in the west side of the valley.

The landscaping includes drought-tolerant plant material, limited turf areas and an efficient, smart-controlled drip irrigation system used to be waterwise and maintenance friendly.

The Taylorsville Utah Temple is one of the Church’s 30 houses of the Lord dedicated or under construction or renovation in Utah.

Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ are different from meetinghouses or chapels where members gather for Sunday worship services. A temple is considered a house of the Lord, where the teachings of Jesus Christ are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and other sacred agreements that unite families for eternity.

 
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