Deseret Peak Temple Groundbreaking Takes Place
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple was held on a lovely spring morning yesterday, Saturday, May 15, 2021. Elder Brook P. Hales, of the Quorum of the Seventy, presided at the event and offered the dedicatory prayer. It was still a somewhat small gathering due to COVID-19 restrictions, but of course a great and important one for the Latter-day Saints living in the area. It will be the first temple in Tooele County, which includes the communities of Tooele, Stansbury Park, Grantsville and Erda.
“Help us that through the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we might be prepared and worthy to enter Thy sacred house to receive the blessings of exaltation available for ourselves and for our ancestors,” said Elder Hales.
“Please bless all that will live in this temple district that they will feel the godly power of this sacred edifice,” he said in the prayer.
The Deseret Peak Temple was announced by President Nelson during the April 2019 General Conference. The temple will be among the larger temples of the Church, at approximately 70,000 square feet, and will be located at 2400 North 400 West. It was originally set to be built in a different location, but was moved to this new location. The temple was also renamed from the Tooele Valley Temple to the Deseret Peak Temple.
We’re excited to see the work begin on this beautiful temple! We’ll post construction updates from time to time along the way, so be sure to check back.
Below is a video of the groundbreaking ceremony, as well as a few pictures from the event and the original artist rendering of the future temple.