Second Temple for England Announced

“Second Temple for England Announced,” Ensign, Dec. 1992, 68

Second Temple for England Announced

During rededication ceremonies for the London Temple, President Gordon B. Hinckley, First Counselor in the First Presidency, announced the building of a second temple in England.

The Preston Temple will be built in the general area of Preston, Lancashire, a significant site in Church history in the British Isles. It was in 1837 in the River Ribble, located in this area, that Elder Heber C. Kimball of the Quorum of the Twelve baptized the first converts to join the Church in the British Isles.

The new temple will serve members from twenty stakes in northern England, Scotland, and Ireland. Information about construction dates was not announced.

England is now the third country outside of the United States (along with Germany and Canada) to have two temples.