- Copenhagen Denmark Temple
Copenhagen Denmark Temple Number 118 Dedication 23 May 2004by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 1 acre (0.4 hectares) Floor area 25,000 sq ft (2,300 m2) Preceded by Accra Ghana Temple Followed by Manhattan New York Temple Official website • News & Images Additional Information Announcement 17 March 1999 Groundbreaking 24 April 1999 by
Spencer J. Condie
Open House 29 April – 15 May 2004 Current President Hans G. Ljungh (2007) Designed by Arcito Location Priorvej 12
Phone number (45) 38-18-1818 Exterior finish Original brick and columns of meetinghouse dedicated in 1931 Temple design Neo-classical, detached single-spire design Ordinance rooms 2 with Movie, two-stage progressive sessions Sealing rooms 2 Clothing rental No Cafeteria No services Visitors' center No
Coordinates: The Copenhagen Denmark Temple is the 118th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Copenhagen Denmark Temple is one of the few temples that have been converted from existing buildings.
The building of the temple in Denmark was announced on March 17, 1999. On April 24, 1999 the site for the temple in Frederiksberg was dedicated and a groundbreaking ceremony was held. About 700 Mormon members from the area attended the ceremony.
Continuing a trend beginning with the Vernal Utah Temple, the Copenhagen Denmark Temple is a renovation of an existing building, the Priorvej Chapel. This chapel was built by Mormon members in 1931 and was dedicated by Elder John A. Widtsoe, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the time. It was built in the Neo-classical style with columns in the front. Most of the renovation of the building was done on the inside. The Church wanted to keep the outside looking as it did originally.
The Copenhagen Denmark Temple has had a long and full history. The day that the chapel was dedicated, June 14, was the eighty-first anniversary of the day that the first Mormon missionaries arrived in Denmark. During World War II the chapel was used as a bomb shelter, but the building managed to survive the war with little damage. After World War II the chapel was remodeled to hold more classrooms for the growing membership. Currently, Denmark has a Church membership of 4,500.
April 29 through May 15, 2004 an open house was held to let people see the inside of the temple. More than 25,000 people toured the temple during that time. The dedication of the temple was held on Sunday May 23, 2004. More than 4,000 members attended the four dedicatory services held throughout the day. Church President Gordon B. Hinckley gave the dedicatory prayer.
The Copenhagen Denmark Temple has a total of 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.
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