“Stakes Edge toward 1,000,” Ensign, Sept. 1978, 77
Stakes Edge toward 1,000
President Spencer W. Kimball announced at the recent mission presidents’ seminar that the Quorum of the Twelve was working toward creating the Church’s one thousandth stake during 1978. And at the current pace they could pass that mark.
During the second quarter of 1978, from April through June, forty-two new stakes were formed, bringing the total to 945. The formations included the creation of five newly named stakes in England. More than 5,000 British Saints—the largest assembly of Saints since the 1976 England area conference—gathered in London’s Royal Albert Hall for the reorganization.
The new British stakes are London England Hyde Park, London England Wandsworth, Maidstone England, St. Albans England, and Staines England. Two stakes, London England and London England North, were absorbed into the new stakes. Stakes reorganized were Crawley England, Norwich England, Reading England, and Romford England.
New stakes formed from missions were Rochester Minnesota, Nagoya Japan, Blue field Virginia, Hopkinsville Kentucky, Chattanooga Tennessee, Utrecht Netherlands, Charlottesville Virginia, Gomez Palacio Mexico, Cali Colombia, Guayaquil Ecuador, Celaya Mexico, and Montreal Quebec.
Stakes organized from existing stakes were Davenport Iowa, Centerville Utah South, Salt Lake Mr. Olympus North, Orem Utah Windsor, Carson City Nevada, Adelaide Australia Modbury, Monterrey Mexico Paraiso, Kitchawan New York, Fort Smith Arkansas, Tulsa Oklahoma East, Vernal Utah Maeser, Blackfoot Idaho Northwest, Las Vegas Nevada East, Savannah Georgia, San Jose Costa Rica La Sabana, Benson Utah, Buenos Aires Argentina Banfield, Atlanta Georgia, Merida Mexico Lakin, Huntsville Utah, Lynnwood Washington, Tooele Utah South, West Jordan Utah West, Salt Lake Cottonwood Heights, San Bernardino California East, Grand Blanc Michigan, Roy Utah West, and Bakersfield California East.