Who We Are

History of Tamar

Tamar was founded in 2013 from within All Souls Church, Langham Place, after a neighbouring charity approached us to help with outreach to sex workers in Westminster. A small volunteer team assembled that had a heart for outreach, in particular reaching people who had been trafficked, and the Tamar team was born.

The Name 'Tamar'

Tamar is a Biblical name. There are two stories in the bible of women called Tamar who were both badly mistreated by men and society. There are a number of other references to women who were involved in sex work throughout the Bible, and Jesus went out of his way to show them care and value which was significantly countercultural at that time.

Where we are now

In September 2023 we celebrated our 10th birthday. During this first decade we have connected with many 1000s of individuals working in the sex industry in Westminster and beyond.

The team structure

The Tamar team includes a number of volunteers, who serve in the following ways:

  • Visiting/outreach
  • English teaching
  • Prayer
  • Cake bakers
  • Marketing and fundraising
  • Translation and interpretation

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