Useful Information to know when you stay at Shalom


Our community prides itself on providing good wholesome homemade meals. Plan to go home a little holier, happier and …. heavier!

If you have any special dietary needs please tell us before booking in.

What to Bring

Shalom provides clean linen and towels, so no need to bring them.

You might like to bring a dressing gown & slippers to wear to the bathroom.

Extra linen, towels and blankets are also available, just ask a community member.


Breakfast is self-service at your own leisure. The breakfast fridge is always supplied with milk, juice & yogurt. Please scrape your plates & place your utensils in the scullery ready to be stacked into the dishwasher.


The laundry is adjacent to the lower back door entrance of the main building and is available for the use of guests upon request.

Lunch & Dinner

Lunch and Dinner are usually served in the dining rooms at set times. Please don’t be late or your food will get cold!

Phone and Internet Services

Mobile phones tend not to work well in the Carcoar Village area. However if you are with Telstra you can usually get a signal upstairs and in the main building foyer.Wifi access to the internet is available  by logging onto the local network:        Shalomnet-guest. The password is grape09

Tea & Coffee

Available 24hrs a day, feel free to use the coffee and tea making facilities downstairs in the breakfast bar/dining area. Instant, Plunger and Pod Coffee are available as well as Teapots and Teabags.

Staying in Ross Pinna Unit

The Self-Contained unit is kept supplied with provisions for breakfast and lunch by arrangement. The unit has a microwave oven to reheat meals which can be collected from the kitchen or delivered to your room by request.

On your departure day

Would you please strip your bed of sheets and pillow case. If you are physically able please remake your bed with the linen provided.
Stack soiled linen in the hallway outside your room. Empty your waste paper basket in the bin provided in the hallway and generally tidy your room.

Carcoar Church Services

Catholic – Saturday Vigil:                            2nd and 4th Saturday evening of the month               5.00pm (April to September)                             6.00pm (October to March)

Anglican – 1st & 3rd Sundays at 8.00am

Spiritual Direction

Upon request Shalom can provide a spiritual director for, confidential, one-to-one sessions. A spiritual director doesn’t “direct” you so much as companions you as a contemplative listener, while you seek  to notice what God is up to in your life.

Nearest Services

Medical GP: 02 6368 93333                 Osman St Blayney , Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm + AH Service

Blayney Hospital: 02 6368 9000.            Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm(office)                            + 24hrs Emergency Service

Blayney Pharmacy: 02 6368 2025

Carcoar Post Office: Main St Carcoar. Open 9:00am-5:00pm Daily.

Bank and ATM – Blayney

EFTPOS  – Shalom has an EFTPOS machine and payments can be made for bookings and other purchases during your stay. There is no facility for cash out, however the Carcoar Post Office does have cash out facilities.

Blayney Service Stations:                     Caltex Petrol Station 140 Adelaide St, Blayney (02) 6368 2640

24hr BP Petrol Station 27 Orange Rd, Blayney  (02) 6368 2233

Cafe – Teapots Cafe Stoke House                   12 Naylor St, Carcoar 02 6367 3235         Open 9:00am-5:00pm Wed to Sun

Our Cancellation Policy

The policy for prepaid bookings is as follows:

  • If the booking is cancelled prior to a week before the event there is a full refund of the booking fee or deposit.
  • If the booking is cancelled less then a week before the event there is a 80% refund of the booking fee or deposit.
  • If the booking is cancelled 48hrs prior to the event there is a 50% refund of the booking fee and no refund of the deposit.

Ignatian First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) 

The First Spiritual Exercises (FSE), with its twin Ignatian ministries of initiating Spiritual Conversation and giving Spiritual Exercises, is the predominant form of the Exercises given most frequently by Ignatius to others as a layman and later with the early Jesuits to anyone of good will.

The FSE is about coming as you are and meeting the Lord where you are. You do not have to be a big prayer, churched or holy.  All you have to do is come with the desire to meet the Lord.

Shalom community members, Nick and Fran Hansen are both trained and experienced in giving the First Spiritual Exercises and upon request they will provide a taster for groups or individuals who wish to get started with the FSE.