People are "uniting" after the divisions of Brexit, according to the Prime Minister.
In an optimistic Easter Message
the PM stressed the Opportunities
for the country as it leaves the European Union.
Theresa May said the process focusing on "shared ambitions" by exiting the EU "can - and must bring us together".
Many see obstacles and division in the negotiations ahead.
But Mrs May said: "This year, after a period of intense debate over the right future for our country, there is a sense that people are coming together and uniting behind the opportunities that lie ahead.
"For at heart, this country is one great union of people and nations with a proud history and a bright future.
"And as we face the opportunities ahead of us - the opportunities that stem from our decision to leave the European Union and embrace the world - our shared interests, our shared ambitions and above all our shared values can - and must - bring us together."
Mrs May, the daughter of a vicar, also said the UK should be "confident" about Christianity's role in society and stand up for people's freedom to speak about their faith.
She said: "We must continue to ensure that people feel able to speak about their faith, and that absolutely includes their faith in Christ.
"And we must do more to stand up for the freedom of people of all religions to practice their beliefs openly and in peace and safety."