Who we are

History of Tamar

Tamar was founded in 2013 from within All Souls Church, Langham Place, after a neighbouring London based charity approached us to help with sex industry outreach in Westminster. A small volunteer team assembled that had a heart for this work, in particular reaching those who had been sex-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.


In September 2015 we celebrated our second birthday. During these first two years we connected with over 500 individuals working in the sex industry in Westminster.

Individuals we have met 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 team
  • English teachers
  • Prayer team
  • Cake bakers
  • Fundraisers
  • Adminstrators

“Proud to be associated with Tamar/ All Souls Church and their continued work in the community.
– First Colour Printers

“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

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

We are always keen to build local partnerships to grow our outreach service. If you are interested in supporting Tamar please get in touch here.