The McDougall Church on Highway 1A in Morely went up in Flames Monday morning.
The historic building was built in 1875 is closed during the winter and only opened Saturday to tourists and for weddings.
Exshaw fire officials would not confirm the arson suspicion saying only that the fire remains under investigation.
Country singer Paul Brandt who filmed part of his documentary “Just as I am” at the church, tweeted his sadness at the loss of the historic building:
— paulbrandt (@paulbrandt) May 22, 2017