Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Durham Friends Meeting

Welcome to the Durham Friends Meeting (Quaker)

  • We are a community of people who gather for worship and fellowship on Sunday mornings, and who attempt to carry the experience of spiritual centeredness and guidance into their lives during the week.

  • All are welcome to join us as we worship in the traditional “unprogrammed” manner of Friends.  We have no ritual, liturgy, creed, sermon or prepared music.

Meeting Calendar

A list of upcoming Meeting events scheduled updated monthly (also, search "Meeting Calendar").

What's New

Event Date: 
10/14/2016 - 5:30pm to 10/15/2016 - 4:00pm

Please mark your calendars for the meeting-wide retreat on Undoing Racism, Friday, October 14, 5:30-8:00 pm and Saturday, October 15, 8:30-4:00. Childcare and a program for youth will be provided.

Event Date: 
10/22/2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Agenda: 11am Worship Noon, Lunch 1 pm Interim Body meeting

Event Date: 
11/05/2016 - 1:00pm

Topic:GI counseling at Quaker House of Fayetteville  (which Durham Meeting helped to found.)


The Construction Committee wants Durham Friends to be informed of three important upcoming steps in the current timeline for the renovation and completion of the meetinghouse.

Event Date: 
07/02/2017 - 6:00pm to 07/08/2017 - 12:00am

The theme of the 2017 Gathering is "Ripples start where spirit moves." It will be at Niagara University, right on the U.S.A.-Canadian border in Niagara University, New York.

Event Date: 
10/08/2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Experiment with Light (EWL) is a Quaker practice based on the early Friends' experience of an Light-inspired spiritual path.  EWL was devised in 1996 by Quaker and theologian Rex Ambler, following his study of early Friends' writings.


Worship with us!

919-286-4958 (leave message)
Our meetinghouse is the large building found at the back of the property at this address:
404 Alexander Avenue
Durham, NC 27705
United States
Meeting Times: 


  •  8:30- 9:30 am:  Early Worship.
  • 10:00-11:00 am: Meeting for Worship.
  • 10:15-11:00 am: Programs for Children.
  • 11:00-11:45 am: Welcome,  announcements & fellowship. 
  • 11:45am:  Forum or other event when scheduled (search "Meeting Calendar"). 

In addition, we support a nearby worship group:
Hillsborough Friends Worship Group
Sundays, 11:00 am-12:00 noon at
Hillsborough Yoga and Healing Arts
121 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC
Contact Worship Group by email.

10:00 am Worship Format

Children may accompany their parents into meeting for worship.  After the first 15 minutes, they usually leave to join with other young Friends in their age group for guided activities that include singing, reading together, discussion and play-time.

To learn more, visit the Youth Program website.

General Fund
Building Fund