RELIGION

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For Helena Montana Temple

Jun 26, 2021, 5:21 PM | Updated: Jul 13, 2023, 4:12 pm

A rendering of the Helena Montana Temple as seen at the site of the temple during the groundbreakin...

A rendering of the Helena Montana Temple as seen at the site of the temple during the groundbreaking on Saturday, June 26, 2021. (Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)

(Intellectual Reserve, Inc.)

HELENA, Mont. — A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Helena Montana Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Due to the pandemic, attendance at the Saturday morning event was by invitation only, but those who live within the temple district boundaries were able to watch a live stream.

Elder Vern P. Stanfill, a General Authority Seventy, presided at the ceremony and offered the dedicatory prayer.

Church President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build the Helena Montana Temple in the April 2021 General Conference.

Officials said the single-story temple will be constructed on a 4.8-acre site, located at 1260 Otter Road.

The building, which will include a center spire, was estimated at approximately 10,000 square feet.

A new meetinghouse will also be constructed on the site, officials said.

It will be the second temple in Montana, joining the Billings Montana Temple.

Officials said details for the open house and temple dedication will be announced at a later date.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For Helena Montana Temple