Select Page

temple9 (temples without Moroni statues) *

Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
that do not have Angel Moroni statues


…”Occasionally building codes, possible cultural misconceptions, or architectural designs preclude the use of an Angel Moroni statue.”  (The Ensign, January 2000, page 33) The following temples, listed first alphabetically and then chronologically by dedication date, do not have Angel Moroni statues. 


                                                                                                      Alphabetical listing

                                  Name & location                   Dedication Date
                              1. Cardston Alberta Temple              26 Aug 1923
                              2. Hamilton New Zealand Temple          20 Apr 1958
                              3. Laie Hawaii Temple                   27 Nov 1919
                              4. Logan Utah Temple                    17 May 1884
                              5. Manti Utah Temple                    17 May 1888
                              6. Mesa Arizona Temple                  23 Oct 1927
                              7. Oakland California Temple            17 Nov 1964
                              8. Paris France Temple                  21 May 2017                                                         
                              9. St.George Utah Temple                06 Apr 1877 
 

                                                                               Chronological listing by dedication date

                                  Name & location                   Dedication Date
                              1. St. George Utah Temple               06 Apr 1877
                              2. Logan Utah Temple                    17 May 1884
                              3. Manti Utah Temple                    17 May 1888
                              4. Laie Hawaii Temple                   27 Nov 1919
                              5. Cardston Alberta Temple              26 Aug 1923
                              6. Mesa Arizona Temple                  23 Oct 1927
                              7. Hamilton New Zealand Temple          20 Apr 1958
                              8. Oakland California Temple            17 Nov 1964  
                              9. Paris France Temple                  21 May 2017

Note: Several of our temples, when originally dedicated, did not have Angel Moroni statues, but have subsequently had statues added to the steeple.  Examples of such temples are Ogden Utah Temple, Provo Utah Temple, Sao Paulo Brazil Temple, Boston Massachusetts Temple, Manhattan New York Temple, London England Temple, and Bern Switzerland Temple.  Sister Chris Stocking has pointed out that the Angel Moroni representation on the original Nauvoo Temple displayed the angel in a horizontal or ‘flying’ position.  The original Kirtland Temple had a weather vane rather than an angelic representation. 

Note: It was recently announced (June 2019) that the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple will have no spire and no Angel Moroni statue when it is completed.


Click here to return to the Temples Menu page

Click here to return to the Main Menu page