Payson Utah Temple
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Recent News Stories
- June 4, 2017 - Two years later: Though slower than some hoped, development around Payson LDS temple is coming
June 7, 2015
Payson Utah Temple DedicatedPresident Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Payson Utah Temple today. It is the fifteenth in Utah and the third in Utah County. A fourth Utah County temple will soon be dedicated in Provo.
June 6, 2015
Payson Utah Temple Cultural Celebration TonightFill the World with Love is the theme of the 70-minute cultural celebration that will be held tonight at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo to commemorate the dedication of the Payson Utah Temple. The event can be seen online at filltheworldwithlove.org.
May 25, 2015
Payson Utah Temple Open House ConcludesOver 475,000 people toured the Payson Utah Temple during its month-long open house, which concluded on Saturday. The temple is now being prepared for dedication in three sessions on Sunday, June 7, 2015.
April 24, 2015
Public Tours of the Payson Utah Temple BeginBeginning today and continuing through Saturday, May 23, hundreds of thousands of visitors will descend upon Payson, Utah to tour the interior of the new temple. Those unable to tour the temple in person may enjoy this virtual tour of the interior.
April 21, 2015
Public Invited to Tour Payson Utah Temple VIP and media tours have begun at the new Payson Utah Temple—the third in Utah County. Tours for the general public begin on Friday and continue for four weeks. A preview of the interior can be found at the Newsroom site.
April 13, 2015
Open House Tickets Now Available for Payson Utah TempleFree reservations for the Payson Utah Temple open house are now available through the online reservation system. The month-long open house beings on Friday, April 24, and ends on May 23.
April 8, 2015
Preparing for Open House in Payson, UtahA road grader spreads gravel over the auxiliary parking lot being created for the large number of visitors expected at the Payson temple open house. Free tickets for the event will be issued through an online reservation system beginning Monday.
March 4, 2015
Furniture Arriving at the Payson Utah TempleWhile construction trailers are leaving the grounds of the Payson Utah Temple, delivery trucks are arriving, carrying a variety of furniture and furnishings for the beautiful new temple. The public open house begins in just 7 weeks.
February 20, 2015
Payson Open House Tickets Available April 13Free reservations for the Payson Utah Temple open house will be accepted beginning Monday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m. Chain-link fencing was recently removed from the front of the temple, and winter coverings were lifted off the flower beds.
February 7, 2015
11 Weeks to Open HouseWith the open house fast approaching, work is wrapping up on the Payson Utah Temple.
January 14, 2015
Share Your Payson Temple ExperienceJanene Baadsgaard, the sister writing the official history of the Payson Utah Temple is seeking your experiences to include in the book.
December 26, 2014
Christmas Day at the Payson Utah TempleIt was a white Christmas at the Payson Utah Temple as Winter Storm Eris delivered plenty of snow to communities throughout the Rockies. The striking new edifice is scheduled to open to the public for a month-long open house in the spring, beginning Friday, April 24.
December 12, 2014
Opening Dates Announced for the Payson Utah TempleThe First Presidency has announced that a free public open house for the Payson Utah Temple will be held from Friday, April 24, through Saturday, May 23, 2015, excluding Sundays. The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, June 7.
December 4, 2014
Payson Utah Temple All AglowExquisitely illuminated in the crisp December air, the Payson Utah Temple glowed white and bright last night. Utah's fifteenth temple will serve the growing LDS population from Spanish Fork on the the north to Delta on the south.
November 21, 2014
Decorative Gate Installation at Payson Utah TempleConstruction workers have installed an entrance gate at the Payson Utah Temple, helping to complete the decorative fencing that surrounds the temple grounds. The temple stands on a 10-acre parcel near a church building in the Mount Nebo stake.
October 30, 2014
Planting Bulbs and Flowers at the Payson Utah TempleThe grounds of the Payson Utah Temple are being further beautified with the planting of tulip bulbs and pansies around the monument sign. Work on the extensive interior is anticipated to continue through the winter months.
October 24, 2014
Exterior Doors Unwrapped at Payson Utah TempleThe protective coverings wrapped around the exterior doors of the Payson Utah Temple are coming down, revealing the beautiful dark-stained, wood-grained doors inlaid with art glass that matches the temple's vine motif.
October 14, 2014
Keeping an Eye from the Sky on the Payson Utah TempleAs the Payson Utah Temple enters its final months of construction, a striking aerial photograph has captured the beauty of the majestic building and its symmetrical grounds. The new temple enjoys a peaceful setting surrounded by farmland and quaint Payson residences.
October 8, 2014
Exterior Floodlighting Tests at Payson Utah TemplePayson residents and passers-by were treated with a beautiful spectacle last night as the exterior lighting system for the Payson Utah Temple was turned on for testing. Utah County's third temple is expected to be dedicated next year.
October 3, 2014
Laying Sod at the Payson Utah TempleDonning hard hats and orange construction vests, sod layers at the Payson Utah Temple are transforming drab expanses of dirt into vibrant lawns of Emerald Turf grass. The lush green is creating a stunning foreground for the temple.
September 24, 2014
Greening Up the Payson Utah Temple SiteLarge deliveries of trees and plants are arriving at the Payson Utah Temple site, as landscaping efforts continue in the garden areas nearest the edifice. Finish work advances on the interior, which will feature beautiful natural stone accents.
September 19, 2014
Dirt Conveyer Transports Topsoil to Payson TempleQuick work is being made of delivery of a dark topsoil to the flowerbed surfaces at the Payson Utah Temple using a conveyer belt system. Work started at the southeast corner of the building and will continue around the remainder of the grounds.
September 12, 2014
Fountain Testing at the Payson Utah TempleAt the beginning of this week, the first water test of the fountain on the east side of the Payson Utah Temple was successfully initiated. The site plan shows water features on both the east (front entrance) and west sides of the building.
September 3, 2014
Natural Stone Going in Payson Utah TempleNumerous boxes sit outside the Payson Utah Temple holding beautiful natural stone, like marble, for the interior trim and accents being installed inside the building. On the outside, work continues on the fence, sprinkler system, and landscaping.
August 29, 2014
More Fence Panels Installed at Payson Utah TempleConstruction workers at the Payson Utah Temple continue to make progress on the installation of a long decorative fence that will surround the perimeter of the property. Sprinkler lines are visible around the grounds where vegetation is planned.
August 12, 2014
Replacing Construction Fence at Payson TempleAt the Payson Utah Temple, the chain-link construction fence on the southwest side of the property has been removed, as a permanent wrought-iron fence is installed. Several months of work remain to complete the temple interior.
July 31, 2014
Scaffolding Removed from Payson Utah Temple SpireOnly a few pieces of art glass remain to be installed in the spire of the Payson Utah Temple, which is no longer surrounded by scaffolding. The glass will be installed once workers no longer require an opening for passing in materials.
July 16, 2014
Starry Starry Night at the Payson Utah TempleThe night sky fills with stars above the beautifully illuminated Payson Utah Temple where the constellation Scorpius looms over the mountains, boasting its red supergiant Antares. The Payson temple will serve the growing Church membership in southern Utah County.
July 11, 2014
Fence Installation Progress at the Payson Utah TempleMore posts and balusters of the decorative fence have been installed around the Payson Utah Temple site. Work on window installation continues, which has taken longer than expected. The temple is anticipated to open next year.
June 20, 2014
Plants Added to Payson Temple Parking LotThe grounds of the Payson Utah Temple are filling with life as trees and shrubs are added to the parking lot islands. Black lamp posts have also been installed, giving patrons both shade from the heat and light during the night.
June 10, 2014
Special Delivery to the Payson Utah TempleThe southeast corner of the Payson Utah Temple site has been filled with hundreds of buckets holding plants and flowers that will soon be planted into the garden areas of the temple grounds. Work continues on installing art glass windows.
May 6, 2014
Installing Art Glass in Payson Utah Temple SpireArt glass installation at the Payson Utah Temple has reached the level of the spire. A suspended platform moves workers up and down as the windows are secured into place. Work continues at the ground level with concrete pours and landscaping.
May 2, 2014
Paving at the Payson Utah TempleA street crew has laid new asphalt in front of the Payson Utah Temple where construction is steadily progressing. A newly posted aerial photograph shows the work has been accomplished on the grounds including parking and some trees.
April 27, 2014
Scaffolding Erected at Payson Utah TempleIn preparation for installation of the art glass windows that will decorate the spire of the Payson Utah Temple, scaffolding has been set in place by construction workers. Art glass in other areas of the temple feature a beautiful vine design.
April 21, 2014
Installing Fence, Sprinklers at Payson Utah TempleFresh dirt is being delivered to the Payson Utah Temple grounds where fence and sprinkler installation is underway in the garden areas. Temple grounds are known for their peaceful spirit and beautiful displays of flowers and vegetation.
March 31, 2014
Monument Sign Installed at the Payson Utah TempleIt was a monument day for Utah County on March 31. While construction workers at the Payson Utah Temple were topping the new monument sign, workers at the Provo City Center Temple were topping the central tower with the angel Moroni.
March 22, 2014
Construction Update on the Payson Utah TempleSpring weather has recharged the activity at the Payson Utah Temple grounds where shrubs are being planted and posts have been installed for the southern fence. Preparations are underway for curbing and walkways at the northeast corner.
January 15, 2014
Art Glass Installation Continues at Payson Utah TempleConstruction laborers continue the work of installing dozens of panes of art glass into the window openings of the Payson Utah Temple. Work is advancing on all phases of the interior of the sacred structure.
November 23, 2013
Payson Utah Temple Art Glass WindowsColored art glass featuring a vine motif is making its appearance in the east entrance of the Payson Utah Temple. Though the temple appears nearly complete on the exterior, many months of work remain on the ornate interior.
October 25, 2013
Trees Arrive for Planting at Payson Utah TempleA stand of evergreens have been delivered to the Payson Utah Temple site, ready for planting. Trees will be featured throughout the grounds including every row of parking. A wide variety will be planted in the gardens near the temple proper.
October 10, 2013
Angel Moroni Statue Attached to Payson Utah Temple SpireThe traditional gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni has been installed atop the single spire of the Payson Utah Temple. Moroni holds a trumpet to his lips, heralding the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
October 3, 2013
Bird's Eye View of Nearly Completed Payson ExteriorNewly posted aerial photographs of the Payson Utah Temple show the progress being made on both the grounds and the temple itself, which lacks only a dome and spire—topped by angel Moroni—to complete the exterior. Installation of art glass is well underway.
September 18, 2013
Payson Utah Temple Exterior Almost DoneJust a few pieces of precast concrete remain to be attached to the Payson Utah Temple steeple. Once completed, the focus will turn inside where work is already underway. Installation of beautiful panes of art glass has just begun.
September 7, 2013
Holiness to the Lord Panels Attached to Payson TempleAt the Payson Utah Temple this week, the exterior panels that bear the inscription Holiness to the Lord • The House of the Lord were set in place over the east entrance. The sacred phrase is found on all Latter-day Saint temples.
August 27, 2013
First Piece of Precast Concrete Attached to Payson Temple SteepleYesterday at the Payson Utah Temple, construction workers ascended to the steeple to set the first piece of precast concrete in place. Exterior panels first arrived at the temple six months ago.
August 13, 2013
Pouring Curbing and Driveways at the Payson Utah TempleThe grounds of the Payson Utah Temple are taking on shape and structure with the installation of concrete curbing and driveways. Work also progresses on the water feature and planter boxes at the main entrance to the building. Beautiful lamp posts have recently been added.
August 1, 2013
Perimeter Wall Going Up at the Payson Utah TempleAlong the west side of the parking lot for the Payson Utah Temple, work has begun on installing a decorative perimeter fence. Attachment of the exterior panels to the temple continues, with the spire and east and west sides remaining.
July 3, 2013
Beating the Heat at the Payson Utah TempleColorful umbrellas are a new addition to the Payson Utah Temple construction site where shade is needed to protect workers from the summer heat. HVAC equipment is now arriving at the ancillary building located next to the temple.
June 20, 2013
Facing the Upper Levels of the Payson Utah TempleAttachment of ornate exterior pieces to the Payson Utah Temple has moved to the upper sections of the building, which feature dramatic floor-to-ceiling window openings on curved walls. Work continues on a water feature in front of the building.
June 6, 2013
A Flight Around the Payson Utah TempleNewly posted photographs of the Payson Utah Temple takes viewers on a virtual flight around the edifice, showing the progress of exterior panel installation on every side. The majority of work remains on the main entrance and the steeple. The temple will be the fifteenth in Utah.
June 1, 2013
Curbing Poured at the Payson Utah TempleWork has begun on the parking lot for the Payson Utah Temple where curbing is being poured. Numerous trees will be planted throughout the parking lot and the grounds. Attachment of the exterior panels to the temple continues.
May 13, 2013
Payson Utah Temple: the Lord's House"And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it."
May 1, 2013
Payson Utah Temple Ancillary BuildingWalls are rising at the site of the Payson Utah Temple for an ancillary building being constructed to the southwest. The building has been designed to complement the lines and beautiful detailing featured on the temple exterior.
April 16, 2013
Beautifying the Exterior of the Payson Utah TempleConstruction workers are transforming the exterior of the Payson Utah Temple, Utah's 15th, by attaching exquisitely detailed concrete panels to the cement and steel skeleton. Utah's 17th temple was recently announced for Cedar City.
April 3, 2013
More Beautifully Crafted Pieces Attached to Payson Utah TempleWork is pressing forward on the Payson Utah Temple, which features stunning classical detailing on its precast concrete exterior. The temple will relieve demands on the high utilized Provo Utah Temple.
March 16, 2013
Exterior Panel Detailing on Payson Utah TempleA close-up photograph of the panels being attached to the Payson Utah Temple reveal the beautiful detailing incorporated in the precast concrete. Two temples are currently under construction in Utah County, the other being the Provo City Center Temple.
March 6, 2013
More Panels Added to the Payson Utah TempleConstruction workers have attached more panels—featuring classical lines and detailing—to the exterior of the Payson Utah Temple. View an updated computer-simulated 3D model of the temple to see one graphic artist's concept of the finished House of the Lord.
February 26, 2013
Panel Installation Begins at Payson Utah TemplePrecast concrete panels and moldings are arriving at the Payson Utah Temple for attachment to the exterior of the building. The event marks an exciting phase of construction as the structure is transformed into a temple.
February 21, 2013
Aerial Update on the Payson Utah TempleNewly submitted photographs of the Payson Utah Temple offer an overhead glimpse of the construction progress. In recent weeks, work has largely been focused on the interior of the structure, but the exterior is being prepared for the attachment of exterior panels.
January 16, 2013
American Flag Waves Atop Payson Utah Temple SpireThe Payson Utah Temple has reached its full framing height with the addition of beams that will support the steeple's dome. The completed temple will stretch even higher once the final spire segment and angel Moroni are added.
December 21, 2012
Payson's Stunning New LandmarkSet against a beautiful mountain backdrop, the rising Payson Utah Temple is a sacred House of the Lord that has already become a focal point of the community. Insulating blocks are going on the exterior while framing is erected for the steeple.
December 11, 2012
Payson Utah Temple: Taking It to the Next Level With the base of the Payson Utah Temple steeple now framed, work is rising to the next level. Sections of steel framing are being hoisted and installed for the middle tier, which will eventually be capped with a dome and a slender spire.
December 3, 2012
Steeple Framing Growing for Payson Utah TempleProgress advances on the steel framing for the tiered steeple of the Payson Utah Temple, which will feature art glass, a dome, and a spire supporting a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni. Insulation blocks are being attached to the exterior walls.
November 20, 2012
Steel Framing for Central Spire Rises in PaysonWith the pouring of cement exterior walls nearing completion, construction of the Payson Utah Temple took another step forward today with the erection of steel girders that will form the framing for the single central spire.
November 5, 2012
An Aerial Perspective on the Payson Utah TempleNewly posted photographs of the Payson Utah Temple offer a scenic tour around the city's rising landmark edifice from the vantage point of a plane. The reinforced cement walls of the temple continue to be poured as framing progresses on the rounded entrance foyer.
October 18, 2012
Framing the Entrance Foyer for the Payson Utah TempleThe Payson Utah Temple continues to grow up and out as framing for the building proceeds including the entrance foyer, which will feature flanking canopies, beautiful panes of glass, and a water feature to the east surrounded by landscaping.
September 29, 2012
Framing Advancing Rapidly at the Payson Utah TempleSteel girders continue to rise at the Payson Utah Temple—now surpassing the height of the elevator shafts. Utah's fifteenth temple will alleviate demands on the heavily utilized Provo Utah Temple.
September 6, 2012
Steel Framing Continues at Payson Utah TempleIn addition to the reinforced cement walls being poured for the Payson Utah Temple, steel framing for the building is also underway and progressing rapidly. Framing has reached the main level.
August 31, 2012
Second Elevator Shaft Completed in PaysonCast your gaze at the Payson Utah Temple construction site, and you will see rising cement walls, steel girders, and two completed elevator shafts. Community members are full of anticipation for the temple and its accompanying blessings.
August 8, 2012
Payson Elevator Shaft and Main Level WallsA new block structure can be seen rising at the Payson Utah Temple site, which will house an elevator to service the five-level building. Work on the basement is largely completed, and forms are now being erected for the main level walls.
July 30, 2012
Forms, Rebar, and Concrete at the Payson Utah TempleReinforced cement walls continue to appear at the Payson Utah Temple as construction workers hoist forms and rebar into the excavation site to create the temple's foundation. Plans call for large ordinance rooms, towering panes of art glass, and a grand staircase.
July 11, 2012
Foundation Walls Being Poured for Payson Utah TempleAs seen in the accompanying aerial photograph of the Payson Utah Temple site, the footings for the temple are laid and cement is being poured to form the walls for the foundation. Two temples are under construction in Utah County—one in Payson and the other in downtown Provo.
July 3, 2012
Pouring the Foundation for the Payson Utah TempleWith excavation completed, and footings laid, walls are now being poured for the foundation of the Payson Utah Temple. The new temple will serve 26 stakes south of Provo based in the communities of Payson, Spanish Fork, Mapleton, Nephi, Delta, Santaquin, Salem, and Goshen.
June 21, 2012
Payson Temple Beginnings Captured in Aerial PhotographsRecently submitted photographs of the Payson Utah Temple give an aerial perspective on the construction progress. Excavation for the foundation is completed, and footings are being laid with reinforcing bar in preparation for pouring the walls of the temple foundation.
June 16, 2012
Preparing for Reinforced Cement Walls at the Payson Utah TempleReinforcing bar is being hoisted into the excavated area for the Payson Utah Temple where it will be installed in the cement footings in preparation for pouring the cement foundational walls.
June 9, 2012
Pouring Footings, Installing Utilities at Payson Utah TempleWith the majority of excavation completed at the Payson Utah Temple, below-grade work has commenced at the construction site, which includes pouring footings and installing utilities.
May 29, 2012
Staking the Payson Utah Temple Site for ConstructionAt the Payson Utah Temple, construction staking began in mid-May, which guides the excavation efforts for the project. A tall pole has been erected with a camera perched on top, which may be a webcam, such as those that have captured the Brigham City and Ogden temple construction projects.
April 2, 2012
Gearing Up for Construction of the Payson Utah TemplePreparations for full-scale construction of the Payson Utah Temple are evident with the arrival of construction trailers at the recently fenced site. Heavy equipment has completed some general site work. The project will be under the management of the Wadman Corporation.
January 6, 2012
Payson Utah Temple Plans Win City Council ApprovalOn January 4, the Payson City Council unanimously approved a set of applications for the Payson Utah Temple including a site plan, conditional-use permit, and boundary adjustment. Construction of the 96,000-square-foot landmark edifice is expected to begin in the spring.
January 1, 2012
Planning Commission Approves Payson Utah Temple PlansPlans for the Payson Utah Temple were approved by the Payson City Planning Commission on December 14 including a conditional-use permit, site plan, and boundary adjustment. Final approval will be granted by the City Council. Construction is expected to begin in the spring.
November 22, 2011
Preliminary Construction at the Payson Utah TempleEarth movers and construction equipment are on site at the Payson Utah Temple for preliminary site preparation. Ground was formally broken on a chilly day last month by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve. Full-scale construction of the temple is expected to begin next spring.
October 8, 2011
Construction of Utah's Fifteenth Temple Commences in PaysonOn Saturday, October 8, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve broke ground for Utah's fifteenth temple in the community of Payson, located several miles south of Provo. The Payson Utah Temple will serve members from Spanish Fork on the north to Nephi on the south.
October 6, 2011
Payson Utah Temple Site Ready for Saturday GroundbreakingSouthern Utah County members are brimming with enthusiasm for this Saturday's groundbreaking ceremony for the Payson Utah Temple, presided by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Services—open to the public—begin at 9:00 a.m. at the temple site.
September 29, 2011
Preparing for Payson Temple GroundbreakingAt the Payson Utah Temple site, heavy equipment prepares the ground for groundbreaking.
September 7, 2011
Elder Oaks to Preside at Payson Utah Temple GroundbreakingElder Dallin H. Oaks will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Payson Utah Temple on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. Information on attending the services will be announced later.
January 25, 2010
New Temple Announced for Payson, UtahThe First Presidency has announced that the Church will construct a new temple in Payson, Utah, located south of Provo in Utah County. The new temple—Utah's fifteenth—will serve the growing membership in the area and help alleviate demands on the heavily attended Provo temple.
"As we touch the temple and love the temple, our lives will reflect our faith. As we go to the holy house, as we remember the covenants we make therein, we will be able to bear every trial and overcome each temptation."
—Thomas S. Monson
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