Mesa Temple Open House & Rededication Dates
Many Latter-day Saints in Arizona and perhaps even across the country were thrilled by the news today about when the Mesa Temple would be rededicated, as well as when it will hold its public open house. The temple has been undergoing renovations for over three years now.
The rededication of the Mesa Temple will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in three sessions. President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency will preside at the rededication. Prior to the rededication, a public open house will be held from October 16 through November 20 (except for Sundays). A youth devotional is also scheduled for the evening prior to rededication, on Saturday, December 11.
The rededicatory sessions and youth devotional will be broadcast to congregations in the Mesa Arizona Temple district.
The historic temple was originally dedicated by President Heber J. Grant in 1927. But it has been closed since May 2018 for major renovation. This is the second refurbishment for the 94-year-old temple. It was first rededicated in 1975 by President Spencer W. Kimball following expansion and remodeling.
In addition to the temple renovation, the area immediately around the temple has undergone major redevelopment. A new temple visitors’ center, which includes a family history center and housing, has revitalized the downtown. The Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center will be dedicated on August 12 at 7 p.m. PDT in a broadcast to Church meetinghouses throughout Arizona.
During the open house towards the end of this year, everyone will have the opportunity to go inside and experience the beauty and spirit found in the temple. Everyone can have an individual experience that will help them feel the love of God. People are invited to make plans now to join us for this unique experience to tour first-hand a place that so many hold dear.
Below you also can see some of the changes that were made to the grounds surrounding the temple.