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Sample Resignation Letter

NOTE: BEFORE you send a resignation letter, be sure to read The Process and the Instructions.

Use this letter exactly as it is, edit it any way you like, or just write your own letter. The letter can be type-written or hand-written, it doesn't matter, as long as it's legible.

Your name
Your date of birth
Your current address

The date

Member Records
50 E North Temple, Room 1372
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-5310
United States

This letter is my formal resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it is effective immediately. I hereby withdraw my consent to being treated as a member and I withdraw my consent to being subject to church rules, policies, beliefs and 'discipline'. As I am no longer a member, I want my name permanently and completely removed from the membership rolls of the church.

I have given this matter considerable thought. I understand what you consider the 'seriousness' and the 'consequences' of my actions. I am aware that the church handbook says that my resignation "cancels the effects of baptism and confirmation, withdraws the priesthood held by a male member and revokes temple blessings" I also understand that I will be "readmitted to the church by baptism only after a thorough interview". (quotes from the current Church Handbook of Instructions)

My resignation should be processed immediately, without any 'waiting periods'. I am not going to be dissuaded and I am not going to change my mind.

I expect this matter to be handled promptly, with respect and with full confidentiality.

After today, the only contact I want from the church is a single letter of confirmation to let me know that I am no longer listed as a member of the church.

(you can add any comments or reasons here)


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