Membership# (if you have it, not required if sending directly to Bishop)
Dear Bishop (fill in last name)
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'. I want my name permanently and completely removed from
the membership rolls of the church.
I have given this matter considerable thought. 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. If you need to
text me to verify my identity, that is fine, but no other contact or questions are
appropriate at this time in your capacity representing the LDS Church.
Name, cell contact #
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