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Church has a new name for Oregon’s third Latter-day Saint temple

New single-story temple in Eugene will serve more than 30,000 members

An artist’s rendering of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple.
An artist’s rendering of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The location, exterior rendering and new name of a temple coming to Oregon were all released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday.

Five months ago, Eugene, Oregon, was one of 20 sites identified for a new temple by President Russel M. Nelson at the end of April general conference.

This temple will now be known as the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple, according to a news release.

A rendering of the temple has been released, but detailed design are still being developed. A groundbreaking date will be announced later.

Where will the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple be built?

  • The temple will be built on a 10.5-acre site at the intersection of International Boulevard and Corporate Way in Springfield, a suburb of Eugene. The single-story temple will have approximately 30,000 square feet.
A map showing the location of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple.
A map showing the location of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

How many temples are in Oregon?

  • The Willamette Valley temple will be the third Latter-day Saint temple in the Beaver State. It will join the Portland Oregon and Medford Oregon Temples, and will serve more than 30,000 members.
  • There are more than 150,000 Latter-day Saints attending over 300 congregations in Oregon, according to the church’s newsroom.

Which new temples have sites and renderings?

With this announcement, the church has now identified a location and released an exterior rendering for nine of the 20 temples sites identified on April 4. The other eight temples include:

The Helena temple groundbreaking took place less than three months after it was announced.

Locations and renderings for the other 11 temples announced in April — all sites outside the United States — have not yet been released.