Concepción Chile Temple

The Concepción Chile Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Concepción, Chile.

Concepción Chile Temple
Templo de Concepción, Chile.jpg
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Dedicated 28 October 2018 (28 October 2018) by
Russell M. Nelson
Site 4.06 acres (1.6 hectares)
Floor area 23,095 sq ft (2,146 m2)
Height 124 ft (38 m)
Preceded by Cedar City Utah Temple
Followed by Barranquilla Colombia Temple
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Additional information
Announced 3 October 2009
Groundbreaking 17 October 2015 by
Walter F. González[1]
Open House 15 September-13 October 2018
Location 1525 Pedro de Valdivia Concepción, Chile
Notes Announced by Thomas S. Monson in General Conference, 3 October 2009.[2][3]


The intent to construct the temple was announced by church president Thomas S. Monson on October 3, 2009, during the church's semi-annual general conference.[6] The temple was announced concurrently with the Brigham City Utah, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Fortaleza Brazil and Sapporo Japan temples; at the time, the announcement brought the total number of temples worldwide to 151. It is the second temple constructed in Chile, along with the Santiago Chile Temple which was dedicated in 1983.

On October 17, 2015, Walter F. González presided at a groundbreaking to signify beginning of construction.[1][7] Following construction, a public open house was held from September 15 through October 13, 2018, excluding Sundays.[8] The temple was dedicated on October 28, 2018 by Russell M. Nelson.[4]

In 2020, the Concepción Chile Temple was closed temporarily during the year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.[9]

See alsoEdit

Temples in Chile

Red = Operating
Blue = Under construction
Yellow = Announced
Black = Closed for renovation


  1. ^ a b "Ground Broken for Temples in Chile and the U.S." Newsroom. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ "President Thomas S. Monson: 'Welcome to Conference'", Deseret News, October 3, 2009, retrieved 2012-11-06.
  3. ^ Talor, Scott (October 4, 2009), "Brigham City among five new locales for LDS temples", Deseret News, retrieved 2012-11-06.
  4. ^ a b "President Nelson Dedicates Concepción Chile Temple: Latter-day Saint prophet completes South America ministry tour". Newsroom. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 28 October 2017.
  5. ^ Open House Begins for the Concepción Chile Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 7 September 2018
  6. ^ Taylor, Scott (2009-10-03). "Brigham City among five new locales for LDS temples". Deseret News. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  7. ^ Swensen, Jason (17 October 2015). "Ground broken for future temple in Concepcion". Church News.
  8. ^ "Announcement of Temple Dedication Dates in Chile and Colombia: Second temple in both countries", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2018-02-28
  9. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "All Latter-day Saint temples to close due to coronavirus", The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 March 2020. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.

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