Trujillo Peru Temple

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Trujillo Peru Temple
Under Construction
Selected site of Temple
Selected site of Temple
Number TBD edit data
Announcement 13 December 2008
Groundbreaking 14 September 2011 by
Rafael E. Pino
Floor area TBD
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 8°5′54″S 79°2′1.8″W / 8.09833°S 79.033833°W / -8.09833; -79.033833 The Trujillo Peru Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) under construction. The temple was announced on December 13, 2008 and is being constructed in Trujillo, Peru.[2] At the time of its announcement, the temple was to be the second in Peru and the 17th in South America. It is anticipated to serve approximately 88,000 members.[3]

Peru's only operating temple, which currently serves 114 stakes and districts, was dedicated in Lima by Gordon B. Hinckley in January 1986. Members from Trujillo currently travel 9 to 10 hours to the Lima Peru Temple, which can be exceptionally busy on Saturdays, since members arrive from all over the country. Patrons must sometimes wait for hours to participate in ordinance work.

When announced, the First Presidency stated, "We are confident that this will be a blessing to the many faithful Saints in this and surrounding areas who have had to travel long distances to enjoy the blessings of the temple. We commend the Saints for their devotion and faithfulness, and are thankful for the blessings that will come to them through the construction of this new temple."

Temple site and construction status[edit]

The temple site is adjacent to the Campo Eterno cemetery on the Mansiche highway that leads to Huanchaco.[4] Ground was formally broken on September 14, 2011, and an official rendering of the completed building was released.[5] The groundbreaking was presided over by Rafael E. Pino of the Seventy.[6]

Dedication had been projected to occur sometime in 2014.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New temple announced in Trujillo, second in Peru", Church News, December 13, 2008, retrieved 2012-11-05 
  2. ^ "New temple announced in Trujillo, second in Peru", Church News, December 13, 2008, retrieved 2012-11-05 
  3. ^ Swensen, Jason (January 3, 2009), "Peru celebrates news of future temple", Church News, retrieved 2012-11-05 
  4. ^ "Ground broken in Peru", Church News, September 17, 2011, retrieved 2012-11-05 
  5. ^ Swensen, Jason; Nery, Guillermo Estrugo (September 30, 2011), "Trujillo Peru Temple: A holy place of learning", Church News, retrieved 2012-11-05 
  6. ^ Church Breaks Ground for Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Trujillo Peru Temples, "News Release", Newsroom (LDS Church), September 17, 2011, retrieved 2012-11-05 

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