Syracuse Temple Groundbreaking Takes Place

Syracuse Temple Groundbreaking Takes Place

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Syracuse Utah Temple was held on a beautiful summer morning today, Saturday, June 12, 2021. Elder Brook P. Elder Kevin R. Duncan, 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. This will be the third temple in Davis County, following the Bountiful Temple and the Layton Temple, which is currently under construction. The new temple’s site has been nearly prepared for many months now, so it’s excited to see the work finally able to proceed.

In a dedicatory prayer, Elder Duncan offered thanks to the Lord for “the magnificent blessings these holy houses of the Lord bring to us, Thy children. We are humbly grateful for the mercy and redemption extended to us through the loving sacrifice of Thy Son.”

“We recognize the great legacy of faith and sacrifice that has been passed down from the pioneers who settled in this area where a new temple will soon stand,” said Elder Duncan. “We also recognize the faith of the posterity of those pioneers and the many other of Thy other children who have or will yet strengthen this area with their faith and trust in Thee.”

The Syracuse Temple was announced by President Nelson during the April 2020 General Conference. The temple will be among the larger temples of the Church, at approximately 89,000 square feet, and will be located at the intersection of 2500 W and 1025 S.

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.