Reverend Dr Mariama Ifode-Blease

College Chaplain

Reverend Dr Mariama Ifode-Blease is the College Chaplain and joined the Hall in February 2024.

Mariama is Head of Education at the Salters’ Institute and Company in the City of London and combines this role with being a part-time priest at St James’s Piccadilly. Prior to this, Mariama worked in secondary and tertiary education, and community outreach. She has worked in the public sector for more than 15 years. She is a modern linguist, having completed her degrees at the University of St Andrews and University of Cambridge. Mariama is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fulbright Scholar and a qualified career guidance professional. She completed an MA in Careers Education and Coaching at the University of Derby and her theological training at Ripon College Cuddesdon in Oxford.  Committed to equity and inclusivity, Mariama loves working to empower and enable all to fully flourish and thrive.

Mariama available to members of the College for pastoral meetings by appointment. Please email

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