St Paul Minnesota Mormon Temple
The St. Paul Minnesota Temple is the 69th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Mormon temple surrounded by oak trees, stands as a symbol of the faithfulness of the Minnesota Latter-day Saints including those first Saints who joined the Mormon Church and came to Minnesota in 1847, and all those who came after.
Before the completion of the temple, members had to drive up to fourteen hours to the Chicago Temple. Now the 25,000 members in the area are grateful to have a temple close by.
The site of the Minnesota temple is also the site of a stake center, a larger meetinghouse for the members of the Mormon Church. When the stake was organized, Elder Holt was assigned the task of finding a site for the stake center. He had “looked at several sites and felt nothing” until he found “this beautiful site heavily wooded with oak trees.” He knew that was the place for the Stake Center — “and now the site for our Minnesota Temple. The Lord chose this place.” 1 At the groundbreaking ceremony Elder Pinnock told officials, “We promise you a beautiful edifice will be raised on this site. You will be pleased with what you and others will see built in this community.” 1 Truly, the wooded 7.5-acre site with the single-spire temple covered with a light gray granite veneer is a beautiful sight.
During the dedication of the St. Paul Minnesota temple, President Hinckley expressed his hope that, “all who serve herein do so with singleness of purpose, with love for Thee and for Thy Beloved Son, and for the accomplishment of the work of eternity for which it has been built.” 2
The St. Paul Minnesota Temple has a total of 10,700 square feet, two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.
2150 HADLEY AVE NORTH
OAKDALE MN 55128-4505
2450 Hale Ave North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128-4516