How to Resign from the Mormon Church

Uploaded by MormonResignation on Jul 28, 2011
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To: "Greg Dodge, Membership Record"
Subject: Resignation of membership in LDS church

Member Records Division, LDS Church
50 E North Temple Rm 1372
SLC UT 84150-5310


My full name is ______; my date of birth is ____________ .
[I was baptized on ___(date). My membership number is ______.] My residence address is _______ [in the________ward/branch].
I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, effective immediately, and request you to remove my name permanently from your membership records. I wish no further contact from representatives of your church except to confirm that my name has been removed from your records. I expect to receive that confirmation within a reasonably short time.

Do you want to print out an "Invitation to Leave" pamphlet?
Here are the links to the front and back:


1. How long does it usually take?

The process should only take 45-50 days.

Remember that once they receive your letter of resignation you are officially not a member of the LDS church. E-mail might not be the same way legally, but it is certainly much more convenient.

2. Is there any benefit to officially resigning from the church?

The benefits are mostly just emotional. Removing your name from an organization that you strongly disagree with can be very therapeutic. Of course, the church often tries to use their church membership numbers to impress people with it's growth. Removing your name limits this tool for them (if indeed they are honest in publicly declaring membership numbers- and after studying the few numbers that ARE public, it is possible that the church is not completely up front about the numbers).

3. Let me know if there are other questions and we will try to keep this updated. This website is quite comprehensive with regards to more details about resignation:

Also, feel free to join some of the ExMormon communities and ask everyone questions!


Online communities:

Exit Stories: (video) (written) (written)

Doctrinal websites:

ExMormon Conference held every year in SLC:

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Comment by Don on August 2, 2011 at 10:19am

When I got the letter officially informing me that I was no longer a member of the LDS Church, I was elated!  I was actually happy inside!  Even after telling them that i did not want anyone to come by, they did.  I answered the door, did not invite them in (which judging from their face...pissed them off).  I told them to just follow the letter I wrote.  I live in a secure building... How did they get it???


I am happy, I have a thriving internet business, I have a home in Las Vegas and Memphis, TN.  No guilt, no negatives, no problems hat normally come from the arrogant people in Sale Lake.  Just as many resign as join.  And most that join go inactive in a week when they catch on.  These self serving bastards are actually shrinking in numbers, hahahaha.  I guess how you treat people is important. :)


I am so glad I left the Mormons!  The pain and anguish stopped.  The internets ability to share and let people know that they are not alone does not help them either.  


If you, or anyone else was EVR baptised into the Mormon Church, do as this vid shows and get out! :)


Don, in Vegas

Comment by Priscilla on August 6, 2011 at 12:02pm

Love the V for Vendetta dance!!!


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