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Temple News & Updates | Week of 21 January 2018

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Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at)


Renovation Announced for Hamilton Temple

The First Presidency has announced that the Hamilton New Zealand Temple will close in July for an extensive renovation. Updates will include crucial seismology upgrades. The renovation is expected to be completed in 2021. A public open house will precede the rededication ceremony.

© 2015, Tracy Crump


Spire Removed from Raleigh Temple

Renovations on the Raleigh North Carolina Temple are progressing quickly. The most recent major change to the structure was the removal of the spire from the top of the building. Removal of the marble cladding has also begun. The Raleigh Temple is one of many temples in the Southern United States undergoing similar interior and exterior upgrades.

Courtesy of Jason Bailey


Progress in Kinshasa DRC

The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple is coming along beautifully, with crews painting the exterior grey plaster a stunning pure white. Inside, work has begun on insulating the ceiling, running HVAC ducts, and installing the suspension system for a dropped ceiling.


Steeple Framework Rising in Peru

Two large scaffolding stacks have been set atop the Arequipa Peru Temple in preparation for the steeple. Steel framework will be delivered shortly for crews to build up the steeple structure.

Courtesy of Templo de Arequipa-Perú Facebook page
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