Dr Frances Mooring Aldridge McAll was born in England. She studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where she met and became as adherent of the Oxford Group, later MRA/IofC, and also met her future husband, Dr Kenneth McAll, whom she married later in China in 1940. She served there as a medical missionary until confined to an internment camp in Shanghai with husband and infant daughter 1941-45. Was a general medical practitioner back in the UK until her retirement. She authored several books on her experience in China and as a family doctor. Mother of 5 and grandmother of 11, Frances was also a musician, playing cello with a local orchestra and as organist at her local church.