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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

1 day ago

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There are lots of great events coming up this autumn.

First up is our Macmillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning on 28th September. Please tell all your friends, come along and do let us know if you could bake a cake for us!!

Last year we raised a phenomenal £388, we'd love to see us raise even more this year.

If we raise £400 this year, it could pay for a Macmillan nurse for 14 hours, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

We will be joined by the local Macmillan fundraising committee team and also the wonderful Macmillan ambassador *and cake extrordinaire* Joy Sanders, who will be on hand during coffee morning, to provide informaiton and support to people who are affected by cancer.

We are also thrilled to be hosting the Mayoress and Mayor of Medway Councillor Steve and Councillor Josie Iles.

Do hope to see many of you there, make it a caketastic event and raise LOTS of money for local people who are affected by cancer.
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3 days ago

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We are very pleased to announce that local Artist, historian and retired teacher, John Austin, has very kindly donated a series of sketches and paintings to put up in the Granary Bar. (Which you can hire for private parties)

The walls in the bar had been looking a little bare since it was painted by @marks and Spencer’s in sittingbourne, so these will help to add to the great atmosphere we already have in our bar.

Why not pop up and have a closer look next time you’re at the oast? I’m sure you’ll agree they look great and they are available to purchase if you love them.

Not only has John donated the paintings, he is also been helping with the tea room transformation project, working on a time line of Oast etc. We are very lucky to have such a knowledgeable person join our volunteer team.

Thank you also to our committee member, Robin Hall for helping to introduce us to John and also to Steve Chinn for kindly mounting them on the wall for us.

If you too are a local artist and would like to display your work as well, do get in touch.
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1 week ago

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There are stalls still available for our annual Christmas fete. Get in touch if you’d like to be a stall holder.

Date for your diary if you’d like to come along and get festive.
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Run a community group or club, or want to start one? Arrange a tour and discuss your requirements, Contact us now!

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