The First Presidency has announced that the Tallahassee Florida Temple will hold its groundbreaking ceremony in June 2021. Elder James C. Martino, who serves as North America Southeast Area President, will preside at the event.

Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, attendance at the event will be by invitation only.

According to the Church Newsroom:

The temple in Florida’s capital city was announced in April 2020 by Church President Russell M. Nelson. It will be the state’s third temple. The single-story temple of approximately 29,000 square feet will be built on a 4.97-acre site located at 2440 Papillion Way in Tallahassee, Florida. The temple project will also include a distribution center where Church products and materials are sold.

Florida is home to more than 160,000 Latter-day Saints in 267 congregations. Other temples in the state include the Orlando Florida Temple and Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple.

Photos will be available after the event.

Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints differ from meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered “houses of the Lord” where Jesus Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. In the temple, Church members learn more about the purpose of life and make covenants to follow Jesus Christ and serve their fellow man.