As temples around the world continue to return to full operation, Church leaders have announced another step forward in helping members participate in regular worship in temples. Soon, Latter-day Saints who would like to attend the temple to perform proxy ordinances will have the option to either reserve an appointment or attend without an appointment, where space is available.
Priority will be given to patrons with appointments. Those who attend the temple without a reservation may have to wait for an opportunity to participate. Appointments will still be necessary for members to receive their own endowment and sealing.
Members will receive an email informing them when the option to attend the temple nearest to them without an appointment will begin.
Due to the pandemic, it became necessary for patrons to attend the temple by appointment only. Temple appointments provided many advantages, including reduced wait times and ensuring members can participate in the ordinances as they choose. However, there are situations when members desire to attend a temple without having to set an appointment.