Welcome to Peniel Church

Peniel means “face-to-face” with God. We’re passionate about people having an encounter with the living God, who loves you and who has great plans for our city.

We are a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church alive in the heart of Norwich as we serve Jesus in His mission to bring revival to New England and beyond.

Our Story

We began meeting in homes in Jewett City in 1977. We moved to Boswell Avenue in Norwich and have been reaching Eastern Connecticut with the love of Jesus Christ ever since. Boswell had a bad reputation, but Jesus often does his greatest work in the least likely places.

Our ministry reaches not only the neighborhood we worship in, but the far reaches of the world with missions that have taken us to such places as Honduras, Haiti, and Barcelona. Recent years have seen exciting growth, particularly among the different nationalities represented in Norwich. We are now launching into a new era of fruitfulness and encourage you come see for yourself what God is doing!

Service Times

Peniel Church gathers on Sundays at 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM.

All are welcome, and we would love to see you.


You can find our latest sermons below.

The entire outlook of your life changes when you know and believe that God is for you and that there’s...

Freedom is the Difference. Being a 'Descendant' is not enough. Jesus wants you to be a Disciple who is free indeed!


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Next Steps

Jesus commanded His followers to go and make disciples of all nations.

We are grateful for your interest in Peniel Church. In addition to our Sunday services, we provide several opportunities to grow in your faith in Jesus and learn more about getting involved with your new church family. We offer men’s and women’s discipleship groups, life-changing Encounter With God weekends, weekly in-home evangelistic meetings and outreach opportunities. See here for more information:

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Contact Info

  • 134 Boswell Ave Norwich, CT 06360-4528
  • (860) 861-4246
  • hello@penielchurchnorwich.org
  • For Directions & Parking information click here