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:ย Community Groups, Clubs, Events,ย Meetings, Kids parties and etc. Contact us now!

Latest News

21 hours ago

The Oast

๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ are you green fingered?
๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ do you love nature?
๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ can you volunteer in the community ?
๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ can you help the oast?

We are looking for someone to help us set up and run a weekly gardening club at the oast.

To weed and prune our outside space and keep it the best it can be; especially over the summer.

Support will be offered.

Please get in touch if you can help.

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2 days ago

The Oast

Thank you Thank you

Just 2 months ago we launched an ambitious fundraising appeal, to install ramped access into our tea room. There is currently two steps in, a heavy door and a step down the otherside.

Our plan was to take the next step to making The Oast as acessible to all as possible and removing barriers where we can.

Well, we are pleased to announce that thanks to a number of funders that we will soon be making this a reality.

Thanks to our amazing, genius volunteer Brian Fitzell and our contractors, work will start on 15th July from 8.30am - and will take around one week. (note extra caution when coming into the car park during this week)

The iconic white doors will be restored and upgraded to make access easier in due course too - but not as part of this phase of work.

We hope that more people will be able to enjoy events, clubs and activites at the Oast as we continue to improve standards and get the centre fit for the needs of our community in 2020 and beyond.

We would like to thank all of you who have supported the fundraising of this projectunity, to Sport England, to Kent Community Foundation Persimmon Homes Medway Sunlight Rotary and a very generous individual donor for making this possible and for beliveving in YOUR community!
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You are very welcome - The Oast - we are pleased to be able to help.

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