As a guide to its current ways of doing things, Durham Friends Meeting has a Handbook, which is revised and updated as needed, most recently in March 2021 The current Handbook is here.
Durham Monthly Meeting last did a proper history in 1929, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the current Meetinghouse. It was written by Hattie O. Cox.
Each year, the Meeting prepares a State of Society Report in which we take stock of ourselves. Such a report “should be a searching self-examination by the meeting and its members of their spiritual strengths and weaknesses and of the efforts made to foster growth in the spiritual life. Reports may cover the full range of interest and concerns but should emphasize those indicative of the spiritual health of the meeting.” Below, moving backwards in time, are our recent State of Society Reports.