Regina Saskatchewan Temple

The Regina Saskatchewan Temple is the 65th operating temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is located in East Regina on Wascana Creek close to the University of Regina but well away from the downtown business district in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Regina Saskatchewan Temple
DedicationNovember 14, 1999, by Boyd K. Packer
Site1 acre (0.40 ha)
Floor area10,700 sq ft (990 m2)
Height71 ft (22 m)
Official websiteNews & images
Church chronology

Halifax Nova Scotia Temple

Regina Saskatchewan Temple

Billings Montana Temple
Additional information
AnnouncedAugust 3, 1998, by Gordon B. Hinckley
GroundbreakingNovember 14, 1998, by Hugh W. Pinnock
Open houseNovember 5–6, 1999
Designed byRoger B. Mitchell and Church A&E Services
LocationRegina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Geographic coordinates50°25′15.53159″N 104°32′30.04799″W / 50.4209809972°N 104.5416799972°W / 50.4209809972; -104.5416799972
Exterior finishLight gray granite
Temple designClassic modern, single-spire design
Ordinance rooms2 (two-stage progressive)
Sealing rooms2

History edit

The Regina Saskatchewan Temple around October 2017.

On November 14, 1998, Hugh W. Pinnock broke ground on Canada's third temple.[2]

Because of issues with transportation, LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley's dedication of the Halifax Nova Scotia Temple was delayed a day. Hinckley decided to go ahead with the dedication of the Halifax temple and apostle Boyd K. Packer was sent to dedicate the Regina temple. It was the first time two temples were dedicated the same day, and the first time since the dedication of the Manti Utah Temple in 1888 by Lorenzo Snow that a temple had been dedicated by a person who was not a member of the church's First Presidency.

Because of a truckers' strike, materials had not arrived until a few days before. Crews worked around the clock to finish the light grey granite facing, completing the exterior the night before the dedication. The temple was dedicated on November 14, 1999, and it has a total of 10,700 square feet (990 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.

Sidney C Paulson, from Holladay, Utah died unexpectedly on October 12, 2018, while serving as president of the Regina Saskatchewan Temple.[3]

In 2020, the Regina Saskatchewan Temple was closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.[4]

See also edit

Temples in Canada (edit)

  = Operating
  = Under construction
  = Announced
  = Temporarily Closed


Additional reading edit

  • Kruckenberg, Janet (November 20, 1999), "Regina prairie, now a place of fulfilled dreams", Church News
  • Kruckenberg, Janet (November 13, 1999), "Halifax, Regina prepare for dedications of two temples on two consecutive days", Church News
  • Lloyd, R. Scott (November 21, 1998), "Ground broken for temple on Canada's plains", Church News

References edit

  1. ^ Several dozen temples, built from identical plans.
  2. ^ Last, First. "Ground broken for temple on Canada's plains", Deseret News, 21 November 1998. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Sidney C Paulson", Provo Herald, 20 October 2018. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.
  4. ^ 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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