Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Shares Renovation Plans for the St. George Utah Temple
May 22, 2019, 10:42 AM | Updated: 7:20 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Detailed plans for the upcoming closure and renovation of the St. George Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were released Wednesday at a news conference in the St. George Temple Visitors’ Center. The temple is in the city of St. George in southern Utah.
The temple will close November 9 to undergo extensive structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and finish work. The renovation is expected to be completed in 2022. Following a public open house, the temple will be rededicated, according to Church Newsroom.
“This is one of the beautiful, premier temples in the Church,” said Brent Roberts, managing director of the Church’s Special Projects Department. “Latter-day Saints have worshipped here for almost 150 years. However, the building has worn out over time, and it is once again time for us to refresh and strengthen this historic structure for future generations to enjoy.”
The St. George Utah Temple serves Latter-day Saints in southwestern Utah and parts of Nevada and Arizona. During the renovation, patrons are invited to attend other nearby temples in Cedar City, Utah, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
“These temples are working to prepare to serve additional patrons during the closure and renovation of the St. George Utah Temple,” said Michael Suhaka, managing director of the Church’s Temple Department. “We will do all we can to accommodate and welcome those who desire to worship in the house of the Lord. We look forward to the completion of the renovation of this historic temple and the anticipated public open house and temple dedication events that will follow.”
At the news conference, Church representatives shared interior and exterior project renderings and site plans. The entire temple block will be improved with new walkways, landscaping, water features and additional shade trees.