The Church of England have sent a message of 'regret' to Royal Mail expressing their disappointment over this year's Christmas stamps.
The stamps, due to be issued on 7 November focus more on festivities than religion, a decision which has angered the Church.
"We regret that the Royal Mail have decided against continuing last year's welcome return to Christian-themed designs reminding people of the true meaning of Christmas" said a Church of England spokesman.
Royal Mail have defended the decision, claiming that the company has a policy of rotating between religious and non-religious themes each year.
"It is about celebrating all elements of Christmas," said a Royal Mail spokesman. "It is something that we have always done. I think people will see this year's issue of stamps as a 'first class' set of Christmas stamps."