Church announces new Latter-day Saint temple in Ephraim, Utah. Manti temple to retain its pioneer heritage

The Manti Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints is pictured in Manti on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

The Manti Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints is pictured in Manti on Saturday, May 1, 2021. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

MANTI, Utah — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will build a new temple in Ephraim, Utah, and restore the historic, pioneer-era Manti Temple beginning about Oct. 1, President Russell M. Nelson announced in a video message Saturday to church members in central Utah.

The means that the historic murals painted by Minerva Teichert will remain in the Manti Temple, President Nelson said.

“These decisions will expand future opportunities for members in this temple district to participate in sacred temple ordinances, and at the same time allow us to preserve the classical characteristics and useful life of the historic Manti Utah Temple,” he said.

The Manti Temple was dedicated in 1888 and is the third-oldest Latter-day Saint temple.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
The Manti Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints is pictured in Manti on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

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