Modesto Temple & Fort Worth Temple Groundbreaking Dates Announced

Modesto Temple & Fort Worth Temple Groundbreaking Dates Announced

Recently the groundbreaking dates were announced for the Modesto California Temple and the Fort Worth Texas Temple. See the information below:

The beautiful exterior rendering of the future Modesto California Temple.

Modesto California Temple

The groundbreaking for the Modesto Temple will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Elder Gary B. Sabin, General Authority Seventy and First Counselor in the North America West Area Presidency, will preside and offer the dedicatory prayer. Attendance at the ceremony will be by invitation only.

A beautiful exterior rendering of the Modesto Temple (seen directly above) was released in December of last year. We’ll see interior renderings released once the construction is nearing completion. The temple will be located on a 17.63-acre site adjacent to an existing meetinghouse located at 4300 Dale Rd. in Modesto. Initial plans for the temple call for a single-story structure of roughly 30,000 square feet. The Modesto Temple was one of seventeen new temples announced during the April 2022 General Conference. The Modesto Temple is one of 12 temples in California that are currently in operation, under construction, or announced.

The official artist rendering of the future Fort Worth Texas Temple.

Fort Worth Texas Temple

The groundbreaking for the Fort Worth Temple will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Elder Jose L. Alonso, General Authority Seventy and First Counselor in the North America Southwest Area Presidency, will preside and offer the dedicatory prayer. As with the Modesto Temple, attendance at the ceremony will be by invitation only.

A wonderful exterior rendering of the Fort Worth Temple (seen above) was also released in October of last year. Interior renderings will be released in the future. The temple will be located on a 9.37-acre site located North of SW Hulen Street and Greenridge Drive in Burleson, Texas. The single-story structure will be about 30,000 square feet. It was one of the 13 new temples announced during the October 2021 General Conference. The Fort Worth Temple is one of 8 temples in Texas that are currently in operation, under construction, or announced.

More information about the open houses and completion dates for both temples will be made public at a much later time. We’re so excited that the construction of both of these temples will begin so soon!