A majestic landmark in Ghana’s capital city, the Accra Ghana Temple is the first operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Africa and the 117th in the world. Prominently set on Independence Avenue in downtown Accra, the temple has been called one of the most magnificent buildings in the country. It serves over 57,000 Church members in Ghana, as well as patrons from Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Liberia, Benin and Togo, who see it as more than just a monument of earthly beauty. Ghanaian Church leader Charles Sono-Koree explained, “The temple is also a spiritual landmark, and demonstrates our love for the Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Accra Ghana Temple is situated on six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, which are open to the public and feature native flowers and palm trees. The temple employs a traditional design with a single spire, and the exterior is finished with granite from Namibia. Unlike other large houses of worship, such as cathedrals, Mormon temples are separated into smaller rooms, each serving different purposes. Included within the temple are a baptistry; instruction rooms, where patrons learn about Jesus Christ; a celestial room, symbolizing eternal life with God; and sealing rooms, where marriages are solemnized.
57 Independence Avenue North Ridge
PMB CT 209, Cantonments, Accra 00233
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