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 2018 we celebrated our fifth birthday. During these first five years we have connected with over 1200 individuals working in the sex industry in Westminster.

Individuals we have supported over the years know that the team give their time for free, and therefore see us as friends who choose to spend time with them.

The team structure

The Tamar team is made up of a number of volunteers, whose roles include:

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


"Proud to be associated with Tamar / All Souls Church and their continued work in the community."

- First Colour Printers


"This is a great cause we are happy to support"

- Res Fortes Wine


"It has been a privilege to partner with Tamar and support the work they do creating such a positive impact in vulnerable lives."

- i61 Clothing


We're grateful to Microsoft working with Imperial College Department of Computing Society (DoCSoc) to support our befriending service through the provision of phones.

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