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Church announces location for new Latter-day Saint temple in Ephraim

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday the location of a new temple in Ephraim at the intersection of 200 North and 400 East.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday the location of a new temple in Ephraim at the intersection of 200 North and 400 East. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)



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EPHRAIM — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the location of a new temple in Ephraim Friday. The three-story, 39,000-square-foot building will be built on a 9.16-acre site at the intersection of 200 North and 400 East within the Sanpete County city.

Designs for the temple are still being developed and more detailed information about the interior and exterior design will be released at a later time. The groundbreaking dates have not yet been set, but in the coming months, project leaders will soon begin working on preliminary plans with city officials in Ephraim and filing public documents, according to a statement from the church.

The new temple will serve as a place of worship for more than 31,000 Latter-day Saints in the Ephraim area. Members who have met certain requirements will be able to attend the temple to worship, learn about Jesus Christ and his teachings and participate in sacred ceremonies like marriage and proxy ordinances on behalf of deceased ancestors.

In addition to the this new temple, the church currently has 14 temples in Utah in operation, seven under construction, three under renovation and three announced. They are located in Bountiful, Brigham City, Cedar City, Deseret Peak, Draper, Heber Valley, Jordan River, Layton, Lindon, Logan, Manti, Monticello, Mount Timpanogos, Ogden, Oquirrh Mountain, Orem, Payson, Provo City Center, Provo, Red Cliffs, Salt Lake, Saratoga Springs, Smithfield, St. George, Syracuse, Taylorsville and Vernal.

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