Steve Hilditch MBE - Funeral Arrangements

The service will be held at Derby Cathedral at 14:00 hrs on Friday 18th December. (please be seated by 13:40)

Dress code for Mountain Rescue Team Members:

Black trousers/skirt, black shoes, your 'Mountain Equipment’ MR Jacket, wear what you feel is appropriate underneath your MR jacket.  
Please note the family have requested people not to wear black armbands.

Honour Guard:

There will be a pre-assigned guard of honour formed of representatives from various organisations at the front of the Cathedral.

Cortege Route:

The cortege will be in two stages: The first with the family, driving through Hilton and passing the New HQ Land to Markeaton Park. The second will be from Markeaton Park to Derby Cathedral and will include representatives from the other teams in the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation.

You can download an overview of both stages (pdf):

Cortege Stage 1 - Family

Cortege Stage 2 - PDMRO


Please note parking is limited, so leave plenty of time to find a space. You can view a list of all council run car parks here

The timeline for the day:

  • 13.05: Cortege leaves for journey past the new HQ site
  • 13.15: West, East & Central Cathedral doors will be opened
  • 13.30: PDMRO Vehicles join the Cortege at Markeaton Park
  • 13.30: Cathedral Guard of Honour assemble
  • 13.40: Iron Gate Guard of Honour assemble
  • 13.50: The Cortege arrives at Derby Cathedral
  • 14:00: Funeral service
  • Private cremation ceremony for the close family only


Donations in memory of Steve will be for Derby Mountain Rescue Team and may be given by retiring collection at the service or sent to Gillotts Funeral Directors 1a Abbott Street, Heanor, DE75 7QD. If you are a tax payer please download and fill in our Gift Aid form to be submitted with your donation. This will allow us to reclaim tax on your donation.


If you have not already done so please notify if you plan to attend the service.


Thank you.

Derby Mountain Rescue Team is a charitable company (1089237) limited by guarantee.
Registered in England & Wales No 4229996.

Registered Office: Derby Mountain Rescue Team, Ashbourne Road,
Mackworth, Derby, DE22 4NB
Domain name hosting by Krystal