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Temple News & Updates | Week of 19 January 2020

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Thanks to members of the church worldwide and for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at)

County Approval of the Richmond Virginia Temple Plans

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

As the Richmond Virginia Temple moves closer to its groundbreaking ceremony, the county has approved the initial plans of construction for this beautiful temple. The groundbreaking ceremony is set to take place during the 2nd or 3rd quarter of the year, and construction officials are eagerly pursuing the needed building permits to begin construction right away.

Framing Continues for the Pocatello Idaho Temple

Photo Courtesy of Rick Satterfield

The framing process of the Pocatello Idaho Temple, including the second and third story framing, is becoming visible as construction moves along smoothly. Large mechanical equipment has been installed in a future mechanical room, located in the southeast corner of the third floor. Stone cladding continues under plastic sheeting on the north side of the main level.

Spire Attached to the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Tower

Photo Courtesy of Joel Dasalla Aquino

The gold-colored spire of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, which has stood in a staging area near the temple for the past few months, was installed today in its permanent location atop the tower over the main entrance. Subcontractors continue to work on the interior and exterior of the building through the challenging winter months.

Official Rendering Released for the Bengaluru India Temple

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

This past Wednesday, the official rendering and location were released for India’s first temple, the Bengaluru India Temple. This temple will be constructed on a 1.62-acre site where India’s Church offices and the stake center for the Bengaluru India Stake are located in the Whitefield neighborhood. The existing buildings will be replaced with the 38,670-square-foot temple, a two-level meetinghouse, administrative offices, a distribution, and a patron housing facility. Project leaders will soon submit preliminary plans and applications to the local government to begin the process of approval. Not date has been set yet for the groundbreaking, but click here to see our full article on the release of these renderings and site location.

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Devin Justesen
Devin Justesen
Devin is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.

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