|Manila Philippines Temple|
|Dedicated||25 September 1984 by |
Gordon B. Hinckley
|Site||3.5 acres (1.4 hectares)|
|Floor area||26,683 sq ft (2,479 m2)|
|Height||115 ft (35 m)|
|Preceded by||Sydney Australia Temple|
|Followed by||Dallas Texas Temple|
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The LDS Church was officially recognized in the Philippines in 1961 and in a meeting with servicemen, American residents, and Filipino members on 28 April 1961, Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the country. Church membership grew quickly in the Philippines necessitating a temple. On April 1, 1981, the LDS Church announced that a temple would be built in the Philippines. earlier that year, the church had purchased land in Quezon City, in the Metro Manila area. The site was partly chosen because of its accessibility to members throughout the temple district. The groundbreaking and site dedication for the temple were held on August 25, 1982.
On September 25, 1984, Hinckley, then serving as a member of the church's First Presidency, dedicated the Manila Philippines Temple. The temple has four ordinance rooms and three sealing rooms and has a total floor area of 26,683 square feet (2,478.9 m2). As of 2018, with 750,000 church members in the Philippines, the temple also serves members in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Cambodia, Burma, Micronesia, Guam, and Kwajalein. The LDS Church has more than 800 buildings and 20 missions in the country.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines
- Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by geographic region
- Temple architecture (LDS Church)
- Soliven, Preciosa S. "What the Latter-Day Saints missionaries learned about the Filipinos", The Philippine Star, Manila, 16 June 2005. Retrieved on 10 August 2019.
- "Manila Philippines Temple", Newsroom. Retrieved on 10 August 2019.
- "Latter-Day Saints promotes family values in PH", Manila Times, Utah, 15 August 2013. Retrieved on 10 August 2019.