Information about Durham (NC) Friends Meeting


Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends is an un-programmed meeting established in 1943 by Dr. Elbert Russell and others who began meeting informally on the campus of Duke University in 1937.  A brief history describes these beginnings and subsequent events.  Two significant events described are obtaining the property on Alexander Avenue and building the first meetinghouse in the 1950’s, and the founding of Carolina Friends School in the 1960’s.


Durham Meeting is affiliated with organizations representing two “branches” of American Quakerism:  North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative), and Piedmont Friends Fellowship (an association of NC monthly meetings which itself is part of Friends General Conference.)


Friends meet monthly for a “meeting for worship with attention to business”.  Various committees carry out important aspects of the life of the meeting.  Information about how our meeting functions is found in the meeting Handbook.  Selected excerpts from meeting minutes and reports appear on the Archive page


Meeting members and attenders may view current budget and financial information about the Meeting on-line.  Contact the Meeting Treasurer to log-on to VirtualOfficeAmerica.



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