Religion: London's Mormon Temple

Day after day they came, sloshing through England's summer rain, jamming the road from London to the Surrey town of Lingfield with so many cars that the Automobile Association had to put up special yellow signs marking the way. What they came to see—retired army officers, shopkeepers, typical British families in holiday clothes—was a rectangular building faced with white Portland stone and topped by a spire sheathed in lead-coated copper: the London Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first Mormon temple to be built in Britain and the second in or near Europe (the...

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