The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pennsylvania

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As of January 1, 2011, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 49,743 members in 10 stakes,[1] one district, 110 congregations (75 wards[2] and 39 branches[2]), and two missions in Pennsylvania.[3][4]


A brief history can be found at LDS Newsroom (Pennsylvania) or Deseret News 2010 Church Almanac (Pennsylvania)



The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple was announced on October 4, 2008 by church president Thomas S. Monson.

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152. Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple edit


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
4 October 2008
18 September 2016 by Henry B. Eyring[6]
61,466 sq ft (5,710 m2) on a 1.6 acre (0.6 ha) site
Announced at the 178th Semiannual General Conference.[5]


  1. ^ Pennsylvania Stakes. LDS Stake & Ward Web Sites. List of Stakes in Pennsylvania.
  2. ^ a b LDS Meetinghouse Locator. Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
  3. ^ "Facts and Statistics: Statistics by Country: USA-Pennsylvania", Newsroom, LDS Church, 31 December 2011, retrieved 2012-10-18 
  4. ^ "United States information: Pennsylvania", Church News Online Almanac, Deseret News, February 2, 2010, retrieved 2012-10-18 
  5. ^ Mikita, Carole (October 4, 2008), LDS Church plans temples in Rome, 4 other locations,, retrieved 2012-11-05 
  6. ^ Weaver, Sarah Jane (18 September 2016). "President Eyring dedicates temple in Philadelphia, the place 'where so much began'". Deseret News. 

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