London England Temple

London England Temple

The London England Temple (formerly the London Temple) is the 12th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is located in Newchapel, Surrey, England. Building of the temple began on 27 August 1955, and the temple was dedicated on 7 September 1958. Over 76,000 people toured the building before it was dedicated. It was the first Mormon temple to be built in the United Kingdom. Its construction was part of a major growth in the number of temples led by David O. McKay, who performed the dedication.

After thirty-two years, the London Temple was closed for remodeling and refurbishing. An additional 8,500 square feet were added, as well as a fourth floor. In October 1992, President Gordon B. Hinckley rededicated the London England Temple, after a two week public open house. A second British temple was built in 1998 in Chorley, Lancashire.

The London England Temple has a total of , four ordinance rooms, and seven sealing rooms. Despite its "church-like" appearance, inside there is no single substantial, lofty space - the building is more like an office block inside, with room after room. It is faced with white Portland limestone with a green copper spire. Like other Mormon temples, entry is not permitted to any one not holding a temple recommend.

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