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Durham Friends Meeting

Welcome to the Durham Friends Meeting (Quaker)

Three Important Messages from Durham Friends Meeting:

For Upcoming Opportunities to Stay Connected Virtually, including Meetings for Worship, Business Meetings, and other events, click here.


The Durham Friends Meeting campus is closed for all use by the DFM community as well as rental groups from the wider community until at least June 15.  If Friends need to access our buildings, Grounds and Facilities Committee requests that Friends send an email to [email protected] so we can be sure Friends are entering one at a time and surfaces can be disinfected if necessary.

In the Spirit, the Ad-Hoc Committee on Covid-19, Ministry and Counsel Committee, Grounds and Facilities Committee, and the Clerking Team


To the Durham Friends community, 

Continued safety, health, and Light to all of you.

In response to the pandemic, a DFM Ad-Hoc Community Care Committee has been formed. We recognize that as COVID-19-related restrictions tighten and the illness spreads, many individuals and families have been and will be impacted financially, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

The Community Care Committee includes representatives from the Clerking Team, Ministry and Counsel, Communications, Care and Support, as well as other individuals, and has been tasked with creating structures, through brainstorming and collaboration, that ensure that members of our community feel connected and supported as this virus continues to make its impact.

If you have a need or would like to request support, we ask that you please email [email protected] .

There are also various ways to help out right now.

Visit a new simplified website we are using at this time, , for additional information and to sign up to help support our community by making phone calls, delivering groceries, or offering your gifts in some other way.

With Gratitude,

The Ad-Hoc Community Care Committee:

Mike Green, Marsha Green, Karen Stewart, Bonnie Oulman, Marcella Wagner, Christine Houghton, and Andrew Edmonds

Meeting Times

Meetings for Worship via Zoom: 
Sundays at 10 am
Tuesdays at Noon
Thursdays at 7 pm
For details as to how to join these meetings, click here.

What's New

Early History of Durham Meeting

Founding and Early Years


Announcing a short course for interested members and attenders Introducing the history and principal elements of Quakerism.

"Quakerism 101" is held on 4 weekday evenings 7:00-9:15 during January and February each year at the meetinghouse.  For 2020, Session 1 is Thursday evening, January 23rd followed by the next 3 Thursdays: January 30th, February 6th & 13th. 

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Durham Friends Meeting is hosting dinner at the homeless shelter, Saturday March 29, 2014.

Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm at the Meetinghouse


You are invited to a presentation about the 2013 Quaker Pilgrimage to the Lake District in England on Friday, March 7th 7:00-9:00 pm.  We will be serving  English Tea, complete with homemade Icky Sticky Toffee Pudding, scones with clotted cream and jam, and small sandwiches. Members of Meeting who took part in the pilgrimage will share their experiences and how they impacted their spiritual journeys and strengthened ties to Quakers both at home and in England.


What are the basic tenets of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)?

There are three fundamentals generally accepted by Quakers:


Worship with us!

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: 
Meetings for Worship via Zoom: 
Sundays at 10 am
Tuesdays at Noon
Thursdays at 7 pm
For details as to how to join these meetings, click here.
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

Solarization Fund

Worship group under the care of DFM

Tar River Friends worship group holds meetings for worship at the Louisburg Public Library Annex 106 Justice St Louisburg, NC on 2nd and 4th First Days 10:00 to 11:00 am.
[email protected]
Primary contact: Gary Evans