This catechism is primarily intended for use by parish priests, deacons,
and lay catechists, to give an outline for instruction. It is a commentary
on the creeds, but is not meant to be a complete statement of belief and
practices; rather, it is a point of departure for the teacher, and it is cast in
the traditional question and answer form for ease of reference.
The second use of this catechism is to provide a brief summary of the
Church's teaching for an inquiring stranger who picks up a Prayer Book.
It may also be used to form a simple service; since the matter is arranged
under headings, it is suitable for selective use, and the leader may
introduce prayers and hymns as needed.