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The Memphis Tennessee Temple will be closed for renovations later this year.

The First Presidency announced the closure of four temples later this year for extensive renovation.

The Tokyo Japan, Oklahoma City Oklahoma and Memphis Tennessee Temples will close in October 2017, and the AsunciĆ³n Paraguay Temple will close in November 2017. Renovations help maintain functionality, efficiency and beauty. Each temple will receive mechanical upgrades along with updates in finishes and furnishings.

Renovations are expected to be completed in 2020 for the Tokyo Japan Temple and 2019 for the other three temples. Once the temples are complete, public open houses and rededication services will be announced. While the temples are closed, Latter-day Saints will be able to attend neighboring temples.

The Tokyo temple was dedicated Oct. 27-29, 1980, by Church President Spencer W. Kimball. The Memphis temple was dedicated on April 23, 2000, by President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency. The Oklahoma City temple was dedicated on July 30, 2000, by President Faust, and the AsunciĆ³n temple was dedicated May 19, 2002, by Church President Gordon B. Hinckley.

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