The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United Kingdom

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Membership
YearMembers±%
2011 186,814—    
2012 188,462+0.9%
2013 186,768−0.9%
2014 186,193−0.3%
2015 186,423+0.1%
2016 185,848−0.3%
2017 186,852+0.5%
2018 187,415+0.3%
2019 188,187+0.4%
Source: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/facts-and-statistics/country/united-kingdom

As of 31 December 2019, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) reported 188,187 members in 45 stakes, 320 congregations, five missions, and two temples in the United Kingdom.[1][2]

Church activity in the UK[edit]

"Mormon Helping Hands" service projects[edit]

The LDS Church opened its Mormon Helping Hands programme in Britain. The project runs off of donations and volunteer work from church members, and provides service in local communities by Latter-day Saints who live there.[3][4]

"Truth Shall Prevail" summer pageant[edit]

In the summer of 2013, the United Kingdom hosted the first official church pageant outside of North America.[5] Titled "Truth Will Prevail", it told the story of early missionary efforts in Britain.[6] The pageant included 33 core cast members, 300 family cast, and a 150-voice choir.[7]

Temples[edit]

Temples in the United Kingdom
Red = Operating
Yellow = Announced
Blue = Under Construction
Black = Closed for Renovations

On 7 September 1958 the London England Temple was dedicated by President David O. McKay.

On 7 June 1998 the Preston England Temple was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

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12. London England Temple edit

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Newchapel, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
17 February 1955
7 September 1958 by David O. McKay
18 October 1992 by Gordon B. Hinckley
42,775 sq ft (3,974 m2) and 190 ft (58 m) high on a 32 acre (12.9 ha) site
Modern contemporary, single spire - designed by Edward O. Anderson

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Preston England Temple.jpg

52. Preston England Temple edit

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Chorley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
19 October 1992
7 June 1998 by Gordon B. Hinckley
69,630 sq ft (6,469 m2) and 159 ft (48 m) high on a 15 acre (6.1 ha) site
Modern, single-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services

Membership statistics[edit]

Table shows LDS membership statistics as of 31 December 2011 for various regions and nations of the UK, along with British Crown Dependencies.[8]

Country/Dependency/ Territory Membership Stakes Wards Branches Total Congregations Missions Temples
England 145,385 36 230 28 258 5 2
Northern Ireland 5,297 1 8 3 13
Scotland 26,598 5 26 13 39 1
Wales 9,491 3 18 6 24
Bermuda 156 1 1
British Virgin Islands 150 2 2
Cayman Islands 204 1 1
Falkland Islands 10 1 1
Gibraltar 16
Guernsey 46 1 1
Isle of Man 300 1 1
Jersey 307 1 1
Turks and Caicos Islands 92 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Statistics: Statistics by Country: United Kingdom", MormonNewsroom.org, LDS Church, 31 December 2019, retrieved 26 November 2020
  2. ^ "Country information: United Kingdom", Church News Online Almanac, LDS Church News, Deseret News, 1 February 2010, retrieved 18 October 2012
  3. ^ "Topic: Mormon Helping Hands", MormonNewsroom.org.uk, LDS Church
  4. ^ "'Helping Hands' give 130 man hours to help St Patrick's Church", MormonNewsroom.org.uk (News Release), LDS Church, 1 September 2014
  5. ^ Kerr, Stephen C., "British Pageant in 2013", LDS.org, LDS Church, archived from the original on 22 October 2013
  6. ^ "Church News: The British Pageant 2013", LDS.org, LDS Church, 23 July 2013, archived from the original on 7 April 2014
  7. ^ Holt, James (29 April 2013), "Truth Will Prevail is a new Mormon Pageant in UK this Summer", Deseret News
  8. ^ "Country information: United Kingdom", Online Almanac, Church News, 1 February 2010, retrieved 15 January 2014

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