Death watch beetle had been found at Eaton Bray Parish Church - in the roof, pulpit, screen, the west end of the nave roof, the belfry and the organ.
The Rev P.B. Graham said the restoration of the woodwork would cost a tremendous amount.
He said: "If would not be suprising if we have to raise £3,000 but I am sure it can be done."
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 3 May 1957