The new sanctuary, now known as "The City of Refuge", accommodates a growing membership of 17,000.
The church has a choir known as the City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir.
“I wanted to comment on it, because otherwise people will make comments anyway, and I just did it very slowly and gradually.
“But because it's not sensational enough, they still say, 'I bet she's had a gastric band.' And in the end, I kind of go, 'Say what you bloody well like.'" As the eccentric Nessa in the BBC’s Gavin & Stacey, which she co-wrote with James Corden, she made a virtue of her curves.
And to be fair, I wasn't really getting offered roles that said: 'Fat, ugly and whatever.' Though I did early on." “You have to be realistic about this profession.
I remember being asked to audition for a TV version of the Fat Slags, for example." She added: “I think it is easier to put yourself down before anyone else does. But then, I also just love making people laugh." Jones is staring in a new Wales-based comedy called Stella, which debuts this week.
"Alan gave me such confidence, and said to me: 'James, you should write some of these ideas down because they're really funny.