The Oast

The iconic Oast building in central Rainham has overlooked Rainham station for the last hundred years. It is now a thriving community centre run by a dedicated team of volunteers and used by many local community groups and clubs including sports, heath, spirituality and gaming.

The Community Centre is run solely by the Rainham & Wigmore Community Association. They rely on the community centre income, kind donations and volunteers for it’s day-to-day operation. The centre is not funded by Medway Council or any commercial business.

Rooms For Hire!

The Oast is open to bookings for short and long-term hire with morning, afternoon and evening sessions available. Whether you have a group that needs a new home or require a venue for a birthday party, the Oast has you covered. The Oast can cater for: Community Groups, Clubs, Events, Meetings, Kids parties and etc. Contact us now!

Latest News

The Oast repairs west wall

Tonight, we are delighted to announce WE HAVE DONE IT!!!We have exceeded our fundraising target and in January will take the first steps to start to repair the kiln wall, as promised. We are over the moon; that with your support and the engagement our community, we have reached our target in record time. We are hoping that this is just the first stage, in a long programme of Oast restoration.The Oast is run purely by volunteers, with the help and support of the community. Without you; we couldn’t have achieved this. So so so so thrilled. Thank you so much. We’ve had such a great evening.

Posted by The Oast on Saturday, 16 December 2017

With a massive thanks to the many donors, supporters and volunteers who have all been involved in fundraising, we raised enough money to repair the damaged section of the kiln wall, ensuring the future structural integrity of the building.


Run a community group or club, or want to start one? Arrange a tour and discuss your requirements, Contact us now!

© Copyright 2017-18 Rainham and Wigmore Community Association. Registered charity no. 302748.