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Adelaide Australia Temple

89th operating temple

Adelaide Australia Mormon Temple
Physical Address
53-59 Lower Portrush Road
Marden, South Australia  5070
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 23
Marden, SA  5070
Telephone  (61) 8-8363-8000
Facsimile  (61) 8-8363-8014

Announcement:  17 March 1999
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:  29 May 1999 by Vaughn J. Featherstone
Public Open House:  3–10 June 2000
Dedication:  15 June 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site:  6.94 acres.
Exterior Finish:  Snow white granite.
Ordinance Rooms:  Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area:  10,700 square feet.

Temple Facts

The Adelaide Australia Temple was the second temple built in Australia, following the Sydney Australia Temple (1984).

Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone of the Seventy and president of the Australia/New Zealand Area presided at the groundbreaking services for the Adelaide Australia Temple. He requested that local saints serve willingly and joyfully in the temple. He labeled the temple a wonderful credit to the members in Adelaide who have "for years and years traveled between 15 and 20 hours each way to the Sydney temple." By demonstrating a commitment to temple attendance, the Adelaide members "surely merit a temple in their midst."1

1. Phillip Howes, "Rain, clouds in Adelaide do not dampen spirits during groundbreaking," Church News 5 Jun. 1999: 3.

"One thing have I desired of the Lord…that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple."
—Psalms 27:4

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