Community of Christ

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Temple and Auditorium

Community of Christ invites all to visit the Temple and Auditorium which house the denomination’s International Headquarters.

In the Temple, visitors can follow the Worshiper’s Path, filled with symbolic artwork, or the 1,600-seat Temple Sanctuary, featuring a spiral ceiling rising 195 feet and the 102-rank, 5,685-pipe organ. The Temple also houses a Meditation Chapel which overlooks a garden designed by master gardeners from Japan, an award-winning stained-glass window, and a museum filled with historical artifacts. (All tours of the museum are subject to docent availability.)

The Auditorium features a 5,800-seat chamber with an expansive domed ceiling rising 90 feet. The chamber features one of the largest free-standing organs in the United States with 6,334 pipes.

Plan Your Visit

THE INDEPENDENCE TEMPLE AND AUDITORIUM ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19 UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, 2022.

Hours 

Starting February 1, 2022

OPEN: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (By appointment only.)
CLOSED: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Tours

We plan to reopen for tours in June 2022. Advanced reservations required for all tours. For more information and to schedule a tour please call 816-833-1000, Ext. 5. 

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