The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to break ground June 26 on a new temple in the Helena area.
Elder Vern P. Stanfill of the Quorum of the Seventy will preside at the event, and attendance will be by invitation only. A broadcast link will be provided to those living within the temple district.
The single-story, approximately 10,000-square-foot temple with a single spire will be built on 4.8 acres at 1260 Otter Road just north of town. The temple will share the site with a new meetinghouse.
In April, church officials announced that Helena is among 20 cities throughout the world that will receive a new temple.
This will be the second temple in Montana. The state's first was dedicated in November 1999 in Billings.