Family and friends packed St John's Cathedral in Central for a remembrance service for Timothy Jenkins, principal magistrate of Sha Tin Court. Jenkins, 52, is believed to have jumped to his death from the window of a friend's 19th-floor flat in Pok Fu Lam on September 1. The service began with the hymn Be Thou My Vision and ended with Amazing Grace. Prayers were led by the Reverend Sharon Constable, while Jenkins' friend, Martin Downey, delivered the eulogy, describing Jenkins as 'an intelligent man who truly enjoyed being a magistrate'. Downey said his friend had a 'social personality' and loved his family. 'He also tried hard to learn foreign cultures. When he first came to Hong Kong he always tried to learn Cantonese, and any attempt was respected.' Jenkins' children paid tribute to their father by reading poems and an excerpt from the Bible. The song Fix You by English rock band Coldplay, chosen by the children, was played. Jenkins, who had been separated from his wife, who now lives in Britain, was born in Britain in 1957. After graduating from Oxford University and Aberystwyth University in 1976 and 1980, respectively, he completed his solicitors' finals in 1981. He was admitted as a solicitor in Britain in 1983 and in Hong Kong the following year. He was in private practice from 1981 to 1990, was appointed a magistrate in 1990 and principal magistrate in 2001. Following the service the committal took place at Cape Collinson. An event to celebrate Jenkins' life took place at the Hong Kong Cricket Club last night.