The Church recently changed policies regarding temple workers. The following information was conveyed to stake and ward leaders in the notice “Temple Policy Adjustments,” dated March 1, 2019:

The First Presidency has approved adjustments to the following temple-related policies. These modifications are to simplify service in the temple and better meet the needs of members and leaders and are effective immediately.

  • Mothers with dependent children and brethren serving in certain callings may now serve as ordinance workers. Members should review their circumstances and avoid placing undue burdens on themselves or their families as they consider these service opportunities.
  • There will no longer be a veil worker calling. Accordingly, brethren who were previously designated to serve solely as veil workers will be released by the temple presidency. As their circumstances allow, these brethren may be called and set apart as ordinance workers and given a special assignment to serve at the veil.

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