The Hyde Park Chapel is in down town London across from the London Science Museum. It was remodeled in 2012 when the Olympics were in London to have a visitors center in the lobby of the Chapel.
History of the Hyde Park Chapel
The Hyde Park Chapel was built on ground that was bombed in WWII. At the time there were no members of the church within a 70 mi radius of the site, but the first presidency felt the church needed a presence in downtown London. The ground breaking was in 1961 where David O McKay presided. Currently there are thousands of members who worship at the chapel. There is an English speaking Ward, a Young Single Adult ward and a Portuguese branch that meet every week in the building. As of 2012, there were 200,000 members of the church in England who worshipwd in 332 congregations. There are 2 temples, one in London and one in Preston.
In 2012 the Hyde Park Chapel was remodeled to add a visitors center in the Lobby. The dedication took place on July 1, 2012, exactly 175 years after Heber C. Kimball set sail to preach the gospel in England for the first time. Erich W Kopischke presided at the dedication. The visitors center was available for the 2012 Olympics held in London. 11 million people now visit the Hyde Park Chapel each year.
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