The snowdrops are out again in our gardens and parks. In the chilly, short days at this time of year it is wonderful to see their beautiful white flowers and fresh green leaves. They are known as the Flower of Hope. During the Crimean War in the 1850s, the snowdrop enchanted the soldiers and marked the start of spring - a sign of hope in grim conditions. Many survivors brought the bulbs back to Britain. In our troubled world, signs of hope are precious and powerful. You are welcome to find hope at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.