A template for other temples: Latter-day Saints’ new Helena temple announces open houses

For Jim and Suzi Stanger, a long-awaited day has arrived.

The Stangers stood Monday in the shadow of the new Helena temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, talking about what the new 9,794-square-foot structure means to them and their faith. The Stangers head up the open houses and dedication committee for the Helena temple.

“We’re so excited to have the temple here,” Jim Stanger said during a media day news conference. “When you go into the temple you can feel the spirit of the Lord there.”

The new Helena Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1260 Otter Road in north Helena. 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

It will be formally dedicated on June 18.

The public is invited to see the temple during open houses that run 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting Thursday through June 3 at 1260 Otter Road in Treasure State Acres in north Helena. The tours are free with no reservations needed. More information is available at https://bit.ly/3BscbOh. After that, the temple will be closed to the general

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