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

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LDS Samoa Temple

As of January 1, 2011, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 11,272 members in 16 stakes, 134 congregations (118 wards[1] and 16 branches[1]), one mission, and one temple in Samoa.[2][3]


A brief history can be found at LDS Newsroom (Samoa) or Deseret News 2010 Church Almanac (Country Information: Samoa)


Apia Samoa Temple[edit]

Main article: Apia Samoa Temple

On August 5, 1983 the Apia Samoa Temple was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

Apia Samoa Temple-new.jpg

22. Apia Samoa edit


Apia, Samoa
16 July 2003
Original temple dedicated 5 August 1983 by Gordon B. Hinckley, rebuilt temple dedicated 4 September 2005 by Gordon B. Hinckley
4 September 2005 by Gordon B. Hinckley
13°50′18.03839″S 171°47′0.909600″W / 13.8383439972°S 171.78358600000°W / -13.8383439972; -171.78358600000 (Apia Samoa Temple)
18,691 sq ft (1,736 m2) and 75 ft (23 m) high on a 2 acre (0.8 ha) site
The original Samoa temple was dedicated in 1983 and destroyed by fire while the temple was closed for renovations in 2003. This new temple of a similar design was built on the same site although it is substantially larger.[4] The LDS Church continues to list this as the 22nd operating temple, in accordance to its original dedication date.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b LDS Meetinghouse Locator.Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
  2. ^ "Facts and Statistics: Statistics by Country: Samoa", Newsroom, LDS Church, 31 December 2011, retrieved 2012-10-18 
  3. ^ "Country information: Samoa", Church News Online Almanac, Deseret News, February 1, 2010, retrieved 2012-10-18 
  4. ^ Images of the different designs may be found here (new) and here (old)
  5. ^ "Find an LDS Temple: Temple Locations from Around the World",, LDS Church 

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