St Andrew's Scotch Church (Presbyterian) is located at Rodney Street, Liverpool Central.
Established 1834 - closed 1973
In the churchyard of St. Andrew's Church of Scotland is a monument in the form of a pyramid to James Mackenzie which was built in 1868. Mackenzie was a railway contractor and reputed to have been an avid gambler. Folklore has it that he wished to be buried sitting upright at a card table with a winning hand, hence the pyramid.
Local folklore has it that McKenzie was entombed seated at a table with a winning hand of cards in his bony fingers. As an inveterate gambler, it is said he bet and lost his soul in a game of poker with the devil. He reasoned if he was never buried, Satan could not claim his prize.
This is reputed to be one of the most haunted areas of Liverpool city, and the supernatural history of the area is documented in Tom Slemen's bestselling Haunted Liverpool series of books.