Ogden Utah Temple Open House and Rededication

  • August 1-September 21, 2014
August 1-September 21, 2014
Ogden, Utah

Rendering of redesigned Ogden Utah Temple.

Article Highlights

  • Make your tour reservation at templeopenhouse.ChurchofJesusChrist.org beginning July 21, 2014.
  • Open house is August 1 through September 6, 2014.
  • Cultural celebration is September 20, 2014.
  • Rededication is Sunday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

The First Presidency of the Church has announced open house and rededication dates for the Ogden Utah Temple. The temple was closed in April 2011 for extensive renovation.

Open house tour reservations open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, at templeopenhouse.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

The public open house will begin on Friday, August 1, 2014, and run through Saturday, September 6, 2014, except for Sundays.

Appointments for living ordinances will be taken beginning Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.

The temple will be formally rededicated in three sessions on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m, and 4:00 p.m. Each of the sessions will be broadcast to Latter-day Saint meetinghouses in the three Utah areas and to congregations in Riverton, Wyoming.

In conjunction with the temple rededication, there will also be a cultural celebration featuring music and dance on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

The temple’s entire exterior has been reshaped with new stone and art glass, and the temple entrance was moved from the west side to the east side, where it faces Washington Boulevard, one of the city’s main streets. The renovation of the temple also includes reconfigured rooms and new energy-saving electrical, heating, and plumbing systems. Other notable improvements include underground parking and a complete relandscaping of the temple block and inclusion of a major water feature.

The Ogden Utah Temple was originally dedicated in 1972 as the 14th operating temple for the Church and the 5th in Utah. There are now 142 dedicated temples worldwide, including 13 in Utah. Those include the Bountiful TempleBrigham City TempleDraper TempleJordan River TempleLogan TempleManti TempleMonticello TempleMount Timpanogos TempleOquirrh Mountain Temple, Provo TempleSalt Lake TempleSt. George Temple, and Vernal Temple. Additional temples have been announced or are under construction in Provo, Payson, and Cedar City.