The Richmond Virginia Temple is a temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Tours for invited guests were on Tuesday, March 21 through Friday, March 24, 2023. Guests were welcomed at its public open house on Saturday, March 25, 2023.
The opening house will remain open to the public until Saturday, April 15, with the exception of Sundays and Saturday, April 1 for its General Conference. After April 15, the temple will be closed until the dedication on May 7, 2023.
Dedication the temple
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside over the dedicatory sessions which will be broadcast to all units in the temple district at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 3:00 p.m.
The Richmond Virginia Temple will be dedicated by President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency, according to a news release from the Church.
About the Richmond Virginia Temple
The elaborate Richmond Virginia Temple was announced by President Russell M. Nelson back in April 2018. Construction did not begin on the structure until April 2020. The single-story structure is 39,202 square feet and stands nearly 165 feet tall.
The Richmond Virginia Temple is located on a 12-acre wooded site at the corner of Staples Mill Road and Mountain Road near Glen Allen in Henrico County. The official address is 10915 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, Virginia.
The Richmond Virginia Temple is the first one in the state that will serve about 100,000 Virginians who are Latter-day Saints, including 34,000 in the Richmond area. They no later have to travel far away to worship in a community with fellow believers.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will have 177 operating temples worldwide once the Richmond Virginia Temple has its dedication. An additional 123 temples are in development or undergoing construction.
For more information
To find out more information and to see photos of the exterior and interior of the newly completed Richmond Virginia Temple, click here.
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