Regina Saskatchewan Temple

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Regina Saskatchewan Temple
Regina temple by Kim Siever.jpeg
Number 65 edit data
Dedication 14 November 1999 (14 November 1999) by
Boyd K. Packer
Site 1 acre (0.4 hectares)
Floor area 10,700 sq ft (990 m2)
Height 71 ft (22 m)
Preceded by Halifax Nova Scotia Temple
Followed by Billings Montana Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 50°25′15.53159″N 104°32′30.04799″W / 50.4209809972°N 104.5416799972°W / 50.4209809972; -104.5416799972 The Regina Saskatchewan Temple is the 65th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is located in East Regina on Wascana Creek close to the University of Regina but well away from the downtown business district.

Because of issues with transportation, LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley's dedication of the Halifax Nova Scotia Temple was delayed a day. Hinckley decided to go ahead with the dedication of the Halifax temple and apostle Boyd K. Packer was sent to dedicate the Regina temple. It was the first time two temples were dedicated the same day, and the first time since the dedication of the Manti Utah Temple in 1888 by Lorenzo Snow that a temple had been dedicated by a person who was not a member of the church's First Presidency.

Because of a truckers' strike, materials had not arrived until a few days before. Crews worked around the clock to finish the light grey granite facing, completing the exterior the night before the dedication. The temple was dedicated on November 14, 1999, and it has a total of 10,700 square feet (990 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.

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