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Durham Friends Meeting

Welcome to the Durham Friends Meeting (Quaker)

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

For a statement regarding DFM's response to Covid-19, click here.

In response to ongoing events nationally, DFM has approved this public Statement of Solidarity.

  • 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 our 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.  Our activities are organized and conducted by members and attenders as volunteers. We have a few part-time staff, but no paid clergy.
  • We strive to be a welcoming and affirming faith community.  We believe that there is that of God in every person, and that diversity enriches our community.  We are committed to pursuing peace, justice, and equality, and to treating everyone with love and respect.
  • For information about our manner of worship, values and more click on the "About" page on the bar above and peruse the sub-pages "Durham Friends" and "Quaker Q & A".
  • Durham Meeting was founded in 1937.  It is affiliated both with North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative) and with the Friends General Conference through its local affiliate, Piedmont Friends Fellowship.
  • We welcome your inquiry or visit!


Meeting Times

Sundays at 9:00 am and 10:30 (outdoor)
Sundays at 10:30 am (indoor/Zoom) and 2:00 pm (indoor)
Tuesdays at Noon (on Zoom)
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: 
Sundays at 9:00 am and 10:30 (outdoor)
Sundays at 10:30 am (indoor/Zoom) and 2:00 pm (indoor)
Tuesdays at Noon (on Zoom)
For details as to how to join these meetings, click here.
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.
Primary contact: Gary Evans