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Church of Jesus Christ announces groundbreakings for 2 Utah temples

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A rendering of the Taylorsville Utah Temple.

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TAYLORSVILLE — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans Thursday for breaking ground on two Utah temples later this year.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Taylorsville Utah Temple sometime in October. 

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A rendering of the Red Cliffs Utah Temple.

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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, another member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and a native of St. George, will preside at the groundbreaking of the Red Cliffs Utah Temple in November. 

The specific dates were not provided.

Attendance at the groundbreaking ceremonies will be by invitation only in keeping with local government safety guidelines. Photos and video of the events will be made available following the services, according to a church statement.

The Red Cliffs Temple, originally called the Washington County Temple, was announced by President Russell M. Nelson at general conference in October 2018. It will be located east of I-15 and northeast of the intersection of 3000 East and 1580 South. The site is in the Washington Fields area of St. George.

The Taylorsville temple was announced by President Nelson the following year in October 2019. It will be built at 2603 W. 4700 South in Taylorsville.

Utah has 24 temples announced, under construction, under renovation or in operation.