It’s nice to know how many women are needed to start a ward. Oh wait.

CHI says, “Wards or branches may be created for groups
of members who have special needs, such as
members who are deaf or are in care centers,
residential treatment programs, or prisons. These
units are created or changed using the procedures
outlined in 9.1.2. Approval is given only
by the First Presidency.”

Other options for wards are YSAs, SAs, foreign language and military

FYI under section 9.1.2, wards need to have:

“at least 300 members. In all
other countries, wards generally should have at
least 150 members. All new wards must have at
least 15 Melchizedek Priesthood holders who
are active in the Church, full-tithe payers, and
capable of serving in a priesthood or auxiliary
position. Normally all new wards must have at
least one active, full-tithe paying Melchizedek
Priesthood holder per 20 members. Therefore,
new wards with more than 300 members must
have more than the required minimum of 15 active
Melchizedek Priesthood holders. Requests
for exceptions may be submitted in areas where
this may not be possible.
To create a branch in a stake, generally there
should be a minimum of 20 members and at least
4 to 6 full-tithe paying Melchizedek Priesthood

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