Provo Temple To Be Renamed Provo Utah Rock Canyon Temple

Provo Temple To Be Renamed Provo Utah Rock Canyon Temple

Yesterday it was announced that, once the work is finished on the reconstruction of the Provo Utah Temple, the temple will be renamed the Provo Utah Rock Canyon Temple. Only a few days remain until the temple closes for its complete reconstruction – this Friday, February 23 will be the last day the temple is open. It will close on the 24th and remain closed until the reconstruction is complete (no timeline has been given). It will be a bittersweet day, as the Provo Temple has served BYU students, missionaries at the Missionary Training Center, and local Latter-day Saints for more than 50 years. Many will be sad to see it go. But clearly there is a need for a larger temple, so it will be a positive change in the long run. The new temple will also be built to current seismic codes and have reconfigured rooms and energy-efficient electrical, heating, and plumbing systems.

During the closure, members from the temple district are encouraged to attend other nearby temples, such as the Orem Temple, the Provo City Center Temple, or the Mount Timpanogos Temple.

During the General Conference when President Nelson announced the reconstruction of the temple, he also said, “Whenever any kind of upheaval occurs in your life, the safest place to be spiritually is living inside your temple covenants! When your spiritual foundation is built solidly upon Jesus Christ, you have no need to fear. As you are true to your covenants made in the temple, you will be strengthened by His power. Then, when spiritual earthquakes occur, you will be able to stand strong because your spiritual foundation is solid and immovable.”

Once the new temple is complete, there will be a public open house and dedication. We’ll be sure to post more information when the time comes, but it will probably be a few years.