The Catechism, or Outline of the Faith

Concerning the Catechism
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.
BCP p.844 Catechism